2005 Acura TL Headlight Bulb Size Guide

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Finding the right size headlight bulbs for your 2005 Acura TL can be a hassle, especially if you aren’t familiar with headlight bulb sizes. So, before you end up buying the wrong size bulbs that aren’t even compatible with the 2005 Acura TL, allow us to help. 

If you are hesitant about buying bulbs for your 2005 Acura TL, fret not. We have compiled a quick and easy chart that outlines all the specific bulb sizes for your car, from headlight to tail light. 

Moreover, if you’re on the lookout for a quality set of headlight bulbs, we’ve got you covered there as well. Read on to find our top recommendations for the correct sized headlight bulbs for your 2005 Acura TL.

2005 Acura TL Headlight Bulb Size ChartBulb Number
Headlight Bulb High Beam and Low BeamD2S
Center High Mount Stop Light BulbLED
Brake Light BulbLED
Turn Signal Light Bulb Front7443
License Plate Light Bulb168
License Plate Light Bulb917
Parking Light Bulb7443
Tail Light BulbLED
Daytime Running Light Bulb9005
Turn Signal Light Bulb Rear7440
Back Up Reverse Light Bulb921
Side Marker Light Bulb Front168NA
Side Marker Light Bulb RearLED
Vanity Mirror Light Bulb168
Vanity Mirror Light Bulb917
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)

Most Recommended Headlight Bulbs for the 2005 Acura TL

DMEX D2S Xenon Headlight Bulbs

High and low beam bulbs

Philips’ D2S offering, compatible with your 2005 Acura TL, features noticeably brighter light output, improved visibility, and a cooler color temperature, all in a more durable build that will outlast your stock bulbs. 

One of the brightest HID bulbs, Philips headlights peak at 3600 lumens of brightness.  You get a massive visibility upgrade for nighttime driving. 

Wider road coverage and farther projection make it easier to make out hazards in our path. The driver was able to keep an eye out for any stray animals or other vehicles merging from the side. 

You get a color temperature of around 4200k. While that isn’t blisteringly white, it is still a lot better than stock halogens. The beam pattern is clear and lacks dark spots. 

Finally, the lifespan is also better than stock bulbs at around 3000 hours with regular driving.

Pros
  • 3600 lumens of brightness
  • 4200k color temperature
  • L3600 lumens of brightness
  • 4200k color temperature
  • Long throw
  • Wider field of view
  • Over 3000 hours of use
  • Simple and quick installation
Cons
  • Slight yellowish tinge to them

AUXITO 912 921 LED Backup Light Bulbs

Brake light bulbs

If you need a more powerful set of bulbs for your 2005 Acura TL’s brake lights, the Auxito 912 LED bulbs are bright and highly visible to car’s behind you.

These LED bulbs are over 300% brighter than the stock 2005 Acura TL brake lights. We can attest to better visibility and safety in rain or fog with these bulbs installed. They help drivers behind you react quicker when you step on the brakes.

Visibility is aided by a 6000k color temperature that is more piercing. It is clear and vibrant, and does not cause any blurriness.

Another plus point is the built in IC driver that eliminates any CANBUS errors or interference with the Acura TL’s stereo or radio.

Similarly, power consumption is also more efficient, which enables extended lifespan. We are happy to report that these bulbs last significantly longer than the stock ones so you won’t have to change them out anytime soon.

Pros
  • Brighter than stock
  • 6000k color temperature
  • More visible for drivers behind you
  • Efficient power consumption
  • Long lasting
  • Built in IC driver
Cons
  • Fitment issues with European models


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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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