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Old 04-03-2019, 09:49 AM
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Question Need Headlight Assembly for 2010 RDX

Anyone have a good source to get a pair of headlight assemblies for my 2010 Acura RDX? I'd rather not spend the money buying it through my dealership. Thanks in advance!
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I'd definitely recommend sticking with OEM if possible. Check local junkyards to perhaps fine one that you can pull off a car. Alternatively, dealerships that run online shops will usually sell well under MSRP. For instance, oemacuraparts.com sells full assemblies for about $600, which is around $260 off the price you'd pay walking into a dealer.
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Old 04-08-2019, 10:34 AM
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Thanks for the reply Tom.

Are there any other sources? I'm really in a pinch here and might consider an aftermarket setup. The OEM's & ebay searches are very expensive.
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Are there any other vehicle types that would fit my 2010 acura rdx? For example, would the honda crv headlamps fit?
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www.oemacuraparts.com

www.acuraoemparts.com

The 2007 through 2012 RDX share the same generation but you'll have to double check on the above sites to see if the headlights are the same part number and would they fit one another.


CRV is a completely different car.. My guess is that the headlights don't even look the same so doubtful they would work...
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Do you need the full assemblies? What issue are you experiencing? Maybe you just need a new bulb or ballast - if so you can save money that way and only replace the specific parts needed vs two whole new assemblies.
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Do you need the full assemblies? What issue are you experiencing? Maybe you just need a new bulb or ballast - if so you can save money that way and only replace the specific parts needed vs two whole new assemblies.
One of my low beam lights wasn't working so I replaced both of them. When I did this, we decided not to take off the bumper, so we ended up drilling & removing some of the plastic assemblies so we could put the new bulbs in. The new bulbs only worked for a few days. I washed my car and the next day, my new lights stopped working. I assume moisture got in the assembly where I taped and patched the plastic back together.

I'm going to put 1 of the working original bulbs back in to see if that works. This should tell me if my wiring, ballast, and fuse are working. Unfortunately, I don't think they make aftermarket assembles for that years RDX.
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Did both new lights tank at the exact same time? Also do you see any signs of moisture accumulation within the unit, say condensation inside the plastic? Additionally (and you may know this already, but just in case), any kind of skin to bulb contact on the new units could cause premature failure. To be safe always use clean, dry gloves. You don't want any moisture or oils from your skin or elsewhere to come in contact with the bulb prior to install.

Lastly, if you do determine that the seal is not holding, you may also consider a DIY re-sealing - could save some money as well. https://10carbest.com/how-to-reseal-headlight
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Yes, both lights went bad at the same time. We did wear gloves. Yes, moisture was in the assembly after I washed it.
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You won't be able to find an aftermarket headlight for this platform. I have spent 3 years searching and waiting to replace my headlights due to leaking water inside and completely fogged up. I finally bit the bullet and purchased the OEM headlight on acurapartsdiscount.com for about $600 each. The above sites are all around the same price. The dealer quoted me about $1000 installed. I once saw a used one on eBay for about $375, but I didn't pull the trigger and it's gone now.
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Our lights are crazy expensive so I repaired mine myself.


Bumper off to take out the headlights to change the igniters, ballasts, and bulbs 💡!
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Only one 2009 $1180 modifications made with no igniter...
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I did a usa search and theres 4 pages of them ranging from 1180 to 100$


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Keep in mind NIQ stands for Not Insurance Quality but may be good for you. If you click the photo on ones that list a photo it should show the condition of the car when they got it.
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