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    low beam headlights 89 accord not working

    both headlights low beam not working accord 1989 si 2.0l , high beams do work put a new bulbs in , check fuses under the dash on the drivers side all are good ? what could be the problem? thanks



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    Re: low beam headlights 89 accord not working

    Quote Originally Posted by accord1989 View Post
    both headlights low beam not working accord 1989 si 2.0l , high beams do work put a new bulbs in , check fuses under the dash on the drivers side all are good ? what could be the problem? thanks
    are the relays ok

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    Re: low beam headlights 89 accord not working

    what relays? how do i find them? thanks

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    Re: low beam headlights 89 accord not working

    under the hood in the box next to the battery

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    Re: low beam headlights 89 accord not working

    mine stopped working after replacing the multi function switch, I never went back in to diagnose.. maybe a plug?

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    Re: low beam headlights 89 accord not working

    i checked the relays still good ! what else ?

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    Re: low beam headlights 89 accord not working

    you need new bulbs
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    Re: low beam headlights 89 accord not working

    Quote Originally Posted by LxAcc510 View Post
    you need new bulbs
    i already installed new bulbs

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    Re: low beam headlights 89 accord not working

    Did you put in some extra-powerful headlight bulbs by any chance? The weakest part of the headlight circuit is the headlight switch, which is the first to go because of a high current draw. The usual failure mode of the switch is for the low beams to go. That's what I would bet it is. I assume both lows failed at the same time.

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    Re: low beam headlights 89 accord not working

    Quote Originally Posted by w261w261 View Post
    Did you put in some extra-powerful headlight bulbs by any chance? The weakest part of the headlight circuit is the headlight switch, which is the first to go because of a high current draw. The usual failure mode of the switch is for the low beams to go. That's what I would bet it is. I assume both lows failed at the same time.
    the bulbs are : h4 12v 60/55w p43t , so what would i need to fix it ?

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    Re: low beam headlights 89 accord not working

    You'll need a new combination switch. I have a couple sitting that I don't need, as long as you have a sedan or coupe.

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    Re: low beam headlights 89 accord not working

    check the fuses inside the car...i think its a 15 amp fuse for the low beams

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    Re: low beam headlights 89 accord not working

    its 10amp for the low beams. anyway bought a circuit tester (never use one before) but the guy at the shop said should be able to pinpoint out where the problem is.

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    Re: low beam headlights 89 accord not working

    Last time this happened to me, it turned out to be one of the connectors at the top of the fuse block (under the dash). I can't remember which it was, it was the top row, either left or center. Pins of the connector (fuse block side) were corroded/burnt. Cleaned and tightened the connection and it was fine.

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    Re: low beam headlights 89 accord not working

    Quote Originally Posted by -DWM- View Post
    Last time this happened to me, it turned out to be one of the connectors at the top of the fuse block (under the dash). I can't remember which it was, it was the top row, either left or center. Pins of the connector (fuse block side) were corroded/burnt. Cleaned and tightened the connection and it was fine.
    fuse block side the side the fuses go on ?
    Last edited by accord1989; 04-19-2010 at 02:05 AM.

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    Re: low beam headlights 89 accord not working

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanilla Sky View Post
    You'll need a new combination switch. I have a couple sitting that I don't need, as long as you have a sedan or coupe.
    yep turns out it was the combination switch, the low beams still work sometimes wriggling the switch around so does this mean its repairable? do i have to remove the steering wheel to fix it? if someone has one willing to send to aus let me know thanks

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    Re: low beam headlights 89 accord not working

    anyway took it apart sanded some of the copper part things on the switch now both highs and lows dont work ? i think i sanded the surface to much so now you can see the metal surface!



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    Re: low beam headlights 89 accord not working

    copper tape?
    Last edited by accord1989; 04-30-2010 at 09:34 AM.

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    Re: low beam headlights 89 accord not working

    ok went and got a new combination switch and still lowbeams are not working? lol...

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