2003 Acura TL Headlight Bulb Size Guide

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This guide covers headlight bulb sizes and types for the 2003 Acura TL.

If you’re having trouble finding the right size bulbs for your 2003 Acura TL’s headlights, tail lights, or indeed any other light that goes on the car, allow us to help. We have compiled a handy chart that puts all of the correct and compatible bulb sizes in one place.

Moreover, if you are looking for a high quality set of headlights or tail lights for the 2003 Acura TL, we have taken the liberty of recommending our favorite ones below. After having tested a wide variety of bulbs for the 2003 Acura TL, we can say with confidence that these are the best and highest performing ones for your car.

2003 Acura TL Headlight Bulb Size ChartBulb Number
Headlight Bulb High Beam and Low BeamD2S
Center High Mount Stop Light BulbLED
Brake Light BulbLED
License Plate Light Bulb168
License Plate Light Bulb917
Tail Light BulbLED
Daytime Running Light Bulb9005
Turn Signal Light Bulb Rear7440
Back Up Reverse Light Bulb921
Side Marker Light Bulb RearLED
Turn Signal Light Bulb Front(Type-S)1157A
Turn Signal Light Bulb Front(Base)7443
Parking Light Bulb(Type-S)1157A
Parking Light Bulb(Base)7443
Side Marker Light Bulb Front(Type-S)1157A
Side Marker Light Bulb Front(Base)7443A
Glove Box Light Bulb2721
Trunk or Cargo Area Light168
Trunk or Cargo Area Light917
Dome Light Bulb2825
Dome Light Bulb98
Interior Door Light Bulb194
Interior Door Light Bulb7441
Reading Light Bulb Rear2825
Reading Light Bulb Rear98
Automatic Transmission Indicator Light Bulb2721
Map Light Bulb(Compare to original – Option 2)2825
Map Light Bulb(Compare to original – Option 2)98
Map Light Bulb(Compare to original – Option 1)168
Map Light Bulb(Compare to original – Option 1)917
Floor Console Compartment Light Bulb(Compare to original – Option 1)2721
Floor Console Compartment Light Bulb(Compare to original – Option 2)74

Recommended Headlight Bulbs for the 2003 Acura TL

Nilight D2S HID Bulbs

High and low beam bulbs

Nighlight’s HID bulb for the 2003 Acura TL is brighter than stock, with a cooler color temperature, and more efficient cooling.

At over 150% brighter than stock, these bulbs improve visibility and safety for nighttime driving. The beam pattern is uniform and well calibrated, with no dark spots or blurriness.

The 6000k color temperature is awesome for both clarity and picking out pedestrians, other vehicles, and potential road hazards. The farther throw and wider coverage also help illuminate more of the road.

We did not run into any issues with flickering of the beam or any unnecessary flashing. Not to mention, these are some of the most aesthetically pleasing headlights for the 2003 Acura TL.

Efficiency is similarly top notch. Power consumption is low and we can attest to a 3000 hour lifespan with regular driving.

Pros
  • 150% brighter than stock
  • 6000k color temperature
  • 3000 hour lifespan
  • Better road coverage
  • No dark spots
  • Efficient power consumption
Cons
  • May require additional IC driver

Alla Lighting Tail Light Bulbs

Brake Light Bulbs

Alla Lighting’s tail light bulbs for the 2003 Acura TL are more visible to drivers behind you, while also being more power efficient and longer lasting than stock bulbs.

If you want a brighter alternative to stock tail light bulbs, the Alla Lighting LEDs are the best option. They are more easily visible for traffic behind you, thus improving safety while driving.

The more powerful beam of these tail lights means they perform better in low visibility situations such as rain or fog.

Power consumption is actually lower than stock however, enabling longer lifespan. You won’t have to change these bulbs out anytime soon. Finally, the LEDs have a heat resistant base that shields them from heat damage over time.

Pros
  • Bright tail lights
  • More visible in rain and fog
  • Less power draw
  • Improves safety while driving
  • Longer lasting than stock
  • Heat resistant base
Cons
  • Red color means they cannot be used as back up lights


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Richard Nickleson is the author and owner behind Headlight Reviews. He first started the site as a hobby to share his insights on car parts and specifically headlight bulbs, but it soon ballooned and now he writes on all topics surrounding headlights bulbs. If you’ve got a bulb question, contact Richard here.

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