Honda Civic LED How To Install – 9th Generation 2011-2016

Honda Civic LED How To Install – 9th Generation 2011-2016

What’s happening everyone, my name is
Phil with and today we have a 2013 Honda Civic
we’ll be installing LED interior lights on. Now this is a ninth generation Civic. It is the 2011 through 2016 year model and is compatible with both the two-door
and the four-door version. Now today we’ll be installing LED lights on
our map lights, our dome light, the license plate lights,
as well as the back up reverse lights. Now, if you like the kind of videos that
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how the correct installation is performed. Today we’ll be using a PrecisionLED 5730 style premium SMD LED kit which has about one and a half to two times better brightness over our standard kits. If you wanna see the difference
between a standard and premium version bulb, hit the description link below and you can check out the difference between those two types of products. Let’s get started. Every PrecisionLED kit comes with three trim tools to help you with the installation process. We have a pointed wedge tool, a serrated knife tool, as well as a crowbar shape tool. For the overhead map lights, we’re gonna be using the flat end of our serrated knife tool and wedging in between the trim and the lens cover to pop these covers off. As you can see from this cover, only this and this clip here
are what’s holding this in place. And these are actually just guiding pins to help keep the lens cover stable. Once you have the lens cover off, you have access to the halogen bulb. We’re just, again, gonna use the flat
side of our serrated knife tool. And use it to push out the halogen bulb. We’ll do the same here for the passenger side. And I’ll be replacing them with our premium LED bulbs. They’re direct replacement. And when you have them in, you wanna make sure that the LED board
is pointing down toward either the passenger or the driver side to make sure you get the maximum brightness
from that bulb. You also wanna make sure you test it
to make sure it turns on before putting the lens cover back on. To reinstall the lens covers, you wanna first put the outside edge on first and then force these two inside
sections on. That’s all there is to it. For the rear dome light, we’ll be using the crowbar shape tool and these two pointy ends.
Now this lens cover panel, you can just wedge in between. There is a insertion point here and here. Gonna go between those two points and slowly work the lens cover out. Take note of that insert point here and here. That’s what’s keeping the lens cover on
along with the ones in the back here and here. Again, this is a festoon type bulb.
We’re just gonna wedge this out. And this one’s actually hot because it was on so I’m just gonna let it fall out. And then we’ll be replacing it
with our premium festoon LED. Again, make sure the LED board is pointed down. These premiums are not polarity-specific
so whether you turn it on this way or flip it 180 degrees and plug it back in,
they still should work. The circuitry is designed to know which
side is positive and which one’s negative. Just test the light, make sure it turns on. And we’re just gonna reapply the lens cover. Now this lens cover has to go in with this side in first and then forcing this side in last. So, you line up the tabs you give it a good push to get it back in. Right now we’ll be replacing the license plate light. And we have the trunk lid already open. And as you can see, there’s a single connector here for the single light for the license plate. You’re gonna use your thumb and pointer finger, press down on the two sides here to
remove the bulb holder. We’re gonna remove that old halogen bulb. And, for this light in particular, we’re replacing it with one of our standard
LEDs because the premium is slightly too long to fit in the housing. Once you have this in, we’re gonna go
ahead and turn the lights on and just to make sure the license plate light works
before reinstalling it. Now that we know that it works, I’m just gonna reinsert it back in. And when it kicks in place. That’s all there is to it. We’re now gonna show you how to access the rear housing to replace the back up reverse light. There are three tabs: one, two, and three, that need to be removed to pull back the
liner to access the bulb. You’re gonna be using the crowbar shape tool the pointed end of it. And you’re gonna be inserting on the edge and using it to lift up these tabs. Once you have the three tabs removed, use a tool, create some separation
between the liner and the trunk rubber, and pull back. And now you have access
to the housing right here. You’re turning counterclockwise to remove you’re pulling it out. Now as you can see, we already have the
LED bulb installed. Just for demonstration, I’m gonna show you this is the original halogen bulb. This is the new LED. As you’ll notice, we’ve taken the new LED’s wiring and pushed it in slightly you can see, on an angle
to make sure it makes contact with the housing here. Once it’s in securely. you’re gonna reinsert the bulb and twist it clockwise to secure it in place. Once you have that in place,
make sure this wire right here goes through the hole. Your liner goes underneath the rubber and we put our three clamps
back in place. Now you’re done. And that’s the end of the installation. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at [email protected] or you can reach us online and submit a support ticket at Now, like we said before, please like or subscribe if you enjoyed the video or enjoy the process for what we do. It really does help us out when we make the next one knowing that there’s people out there
watching the videos. Have a good one!

About the Author: Michael Flood


  1. I am not sure if the packer goofed up but I just got my order in for a 2014 Honda Civic Si
    The Map and Dome lights that came in the kit are festoon type bulbs, but my civic has Wedge style bulbs.
    I sent a email so lets see how this company's customer service is like. I will update on Monday.
    UPDATE: I sent email and received the correct style bulbs today 4/21/2016 at no cost.
    So I can honestly say that Precision Led has EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. I LOVE the Extra Brightness it gives to the interior. I highly recommend them.

  2. Looks like this kit will not work with the Si. All my bulbs are T10 style socket not festoon type bulbs….

  3. Idk why but every time I step on the brake my radio gets interfered with all this static. It's only when I hit the brake. I changed the bulbs to LEDs in the rear. I'll leave the car parked and hear the radio and it's fine , it's only when I hit the brake

  4. You guys should make a led kit for the headlights. I have a 2012 Civic LX and would love some new headlight bulbs from you guys(:

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