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Low beam light on driver side

The mechanic thought the problem was the bulb, which cost $134.00. Once it was installed it still did not work. Mechanic thinks it's now the box system that the bulb is hooked into. That part is priced at $450.00 +/-. Mechanic is specialized in repairing Honda and Acura cars.

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  • spacky Nov 09, 2008

    2001 Acura 1.7 EL - driver side low beam now working. High beam is fine. Checked all fuses and are fine. Replaced both lights and still not working.

  • cgbowersiii Dec 02, 2008

    I have the same Problem

  • ske722 Dec 09, 2008

    My low beam lights are out too. Last wee my left light went out now the right light will com on but then go out? I thought it was the lights but I think it might be the high voltage power supply now. Any ideas?

  • Surge631 Dec 31, 2008

    Same problem, if you try to turn them on/off they sometimes stay on for a second or two and then go out. Must have something to do with the voltage' power supply, it is nothing to do with the light itself as the light still comes on.

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The problem was the light relay which cost 300 installed. All is well now.

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The inverters (ballasts) are bad. They're mounted on the bottom of the headlight assemblies. You have to remove the front bumper and headlight assemblies to get to them.

It's not hard to do, just takes a bit of time. A dealer will charge you two hours or so of labor. The inverters are around $170 each the last time I checked.

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