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2003 Honda Civic Headlights burn out in six Months?

I bought my civic brand new and over the last two years I have been burning out headlights every six months. I have even tried PIAA headlights and they did the same thing. I am thinking of trying to install resistors in the headlight power wire but don't know which resistors and strenght I should use.

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  • thelarsons2 Feb 20, 2009

    We have the same problem on an 03 Civic 4-door. We replace both lamps and they go out in a few months. We have been very carefull not to touch the lamp. does not matter if we buy the best lamp or the cheapest. Guess we should just buy the cheapest.

    jl

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    here i have a 53 plate civic the bulbs have been changed in the ;last 2 months twice and i doubt a professional mechanic touched the bulbs so no its got to be a fault

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If there are no recalls and they are being installed correctly, check for an electrical problem that would lower the resistance in the circuit such as a short to ground.

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Actually, I would call your local Honda dealership to see if there have been any recalls made for this reason in the past. If Honda hasn't issued a recall, it's possible that you have a short in your wiring somewhere. Either that, or when you're installing the new bulbs, is there a possibility that you're leaving fingerprints on the bulbs? This will cause the oil from your fingers to heat up on the bulb, causing the bulb to burn hotter than originally intended. This has been known for causing many similar problems in many similar vehicles, especially when the headlight bulbs in question are halogen. Hope this helps and have a great day!

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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