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Old 03 Aug 2008, 06:16 pm
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Default Headlights - high beams ok, no low beams

Honda Civic LX 1992:

When I turn the headlights on, the low beams are out on both sides.
When I switch to high beams, they both come on fine.
The bulbs are good - I checked visually - they aren't burnt.

Would something like this cost a lot to diagnose and fix?
Is this an easy do-it-yourself job?

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Old 03 Aug 2008, 08:05 pm
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Default Re: Headlights - high beams ok, no low beams

bubbabubbs@yahoo.com wrote in news:298bb772-5a99-41fa-86d8-f3619f7f4d94
@v39g2000pro.googlegroups.com:

> Honda Civic LX 1992:
>
> When I turn the headlights on, the low beams are out on both sides.
> When I switch to high beams, they both come on fine.
> The bulbs are good - I checked visually - they aren't burnt.
>
> Would something like this cost a lot to diagnose and fix?
> Is this an easy do-it-yourself job?
>




Assuming you've checked _ALL_ the fuses, and assuming you've tried to send
direct battery current (briefly) through the bulb filaments to see if they
actually light up -- the headlight switch (behind the steering wheel) is
bad.

You can swap this item with one from the wreckers, but be really careful
removing the SRS, so as not to damage the cable reel!


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Tegger

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Old 05 Aug 2008, 08:17 am
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Default Re: Headlights - high beams ok, no low beams

I wouldn't trust a visual test on a light bulb. They could still be
both bad. Check the filaments with a voltmeter set to ohms.
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Old 18 Aug 2008, 01:02 am
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Default Re: Headlights - high beams ok, no low beams

On Aug 5, 7:17*am, zzyzzx <scott21...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I wouldn't trust a visual test on a light bulb. *They could still be
> both bad. *Check the filaments with a voltmeter set to ohms.


If the light bulb is good, should the ohm meter show something close
to zero/single ohms?
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Old 18 Aug 2008, 02:41 am
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Default Re: Headlights - high beams ok, no low beams

bubbabubbs@yahoo.com wrote:
> On Aug 5, 7:17 am, zzyzzx <scott21...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I wouldn't trust a visual test on a light bulb. They could still be
>> both bad. Check the filaments with a voltmeter set to ohms.

>
> If the light bulb is good, should the ohm meter show something close
> to zero/single ohms?

yes
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