Low beam headlights inop


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Low beam headlights inop

Postby automaniac » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:43 pm



I can't seem to figure out where to go with this. I'm not a mechanic, but thought I'd give it a go. I took the relay in to my Honda dealer and found that it was still good. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to where to go next to check things out?



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Re: Low beam headlights inop

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:34 pm

Could it be that the bulbs are just burnt out? Are all the fuses ok? 8-)
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Re: Low beam headlights inop

Postby automaniac » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:31 pm

Bulbs and Fuse were checked and found ok.

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Re: Low beam headlights inop

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:15 pm

I know that may have seemed like a stupid question but we haveseen it here before. The next thing I would look at is the contacts in the hi/lo switch itself, try a little contact cleaner sprayed in there first. Others will chime in with thier suggestions soon I am sure 8-)
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Re: Low beam headlights inop

Postby WOJCIECH » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:19 am

lights relay is controlled by the starter switch (switch on the starter-light switch off) check if the power goes out with the switch!
or if there is voltage to the relay (blue wire) under the seat!

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Re: Low beam headlights inop

Postby automaniac » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:12 am

RoadRogue wrote:I know that may have seemed like a stupid question but we haveseen it here before. The next thing I would look at is the contacts in the hi/lo switch itself, try a little contact cleaner sprayed in there first. Others will chime in with thier suggestions soon I am sure 8-)

No problem on this end with the question. I've made those mistakes before. Thanks for your suggestions!

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Re: Low beam headlights inop

Postby newday777 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:45 am

Welcome to the forum automaniac
Be sure to spray all your switches with the electrical contact cleaner yearly.
Start with the hi-low switch and the start button switch.
Then also post back what you find is the cause/fix to help others that use the search tool and read this.




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