[MF – 2000/8/18] My headlights were shaking quite a bit at night, and making seeing difficult. As a first step, I adjusted the lights so that the tabs on the back of the light assembly were resting firmly against the little round rubber bump stops (of which I needed to replace two). I then shook the light with my hand to see what was loose (I know it sounds stupid, but it worked).
It turns out that the retractor rod for that light (part # 76102-SLO-A02) and the outer joint (part # 33213-SBO-013) for that rod were both slightly cracked. I guess this happens more than you would normally expect, people just don’t know it.
So, I ordered these parts from Tracy at Gunn Acura (retractor was $27.85, list was $37.13; outer joint was $3.02, list was $4.02) and replaced them. In order to replace the parts it is easiest to remove the headlight cover and the light itself, but you can leave the metal skeleton that actually holds the light in place. Should take about 30 minutes from beginning to end for a normal car guy, and about 15 minutes for an Acura technician
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