Question about 2003 Honda Civic
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.
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.
Posted on May 02, 2009
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
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 16, 2015 | Honda Cars & Trucks
Feb 17, 2014 | Honda Civic Cars & Trucks
Nov 04, 2011 | 1998 Honda Civic
Oct 24, 2009 | 2002 Honda Civic
Oct 15, 2009 | 2001 Honda Civic
Aug 27, 2009 | 2001 Honda Civic
Jul 04, 2009 | 2003 Honda Civic
Jan 19, 2009 | 1995 Honda Civic
Dec 18, 2008 | 2003 Honda Civic
May 29, 2015 | 2003 Honda Civic
576 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!