Replaced right headlight assembly now the low beam dosen't burn.
With no lamp installed there is 12.8 volts at plug, bulb has been checked with volt/ohm meter and shows to be fine. When the bulb is plugged in the voltage goes away. The left side works fine.
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Is it like blue xenon light just fixing one, there is a 25000 volt ballast underneat the head lamp assembly it is burn ,check for 12 volt at the 2 wire connector , if 12volt ok ballast is no good (very expensive buy a broke assembly for the ballast 280$ ) you have to remove the bumper to gain acces to the third screw,the light bulb is good expensive too
no year, is it a 1973 Civic?
water there is 100% normal, huge water forces there... at 85mph.?
why not post the symptoms so we can help?
are both lamps dead, left and right????????????
yes, fuses. all fuse in both boxes, they are marked head lights.
most cars , not all have 2 fuse. one for each lamp. so both dont die
together, (big danger that)
if one lamp is dead, use a voltmeter, at the lamp
got 12vdc there, HL switch on, then the lamp is burned out.
measure at the socket, connected.
I am sure that a 12 Volt bulb means it needs 12 Volts. Since you changed the bulb to the other side, why not check the voltage in the working side and see what it reads?
Sometimes the turnstalk can interfere with the lighting. Try pushing the Hazard switch several times and see if the headlights straighten out. I read that too much goes through the turnstalk and that using the Hazards can derail a contact inside the stalk.
If this does not help, you may need a headlight relay in the powerbox. One contact may be dirty or burned down for the wire it feeds. Unless you have a single wire feeding both low beams to the headlights, I would bet the left and right side come out directly through the relay.
If your getting power at the headlight wire harness, then it's going to be the bulb it self, but make sure your checking the right 12 volt terminal at the plug. There should be three terminals there, there is a ground, 12 volt low beam, and a 12 volt high beam. If both the low and high 12 volts are getting power, then it's going to be the head light bulb it self that has reached the end of it's life time since the day time running lights are always on which is the high beams. Good luck and check the fuse box under the hood by the battery.
Remove the upper headlight housing mounting bolt and pushpin
Remove the lower headlight housing mounting bolts
Pull out the headlight housing assembly and disconnect the electrical connector.
Its pretty easy. Just raise the hood, see the two silver 8mm cap screws on top of the cross member that supports the radiator and fan assembly. Two screws on each side above the headlight housings. The outer screw is right next to the corner of the fender when the hood is raised. Remove the two screws, then the headlight assembly is loose. Just gently pull the headlight assembly forward enought to see the three lamp socket holders on the back side of the headlight assembly. From the outside corner to the inside are first, the parking turn signal, then the low beam lamp and finally the last, the high beam lamp. To remove the lamp socket, push the small plastic locking tab and turn the socket assemby counter clockwise about a half turn and remove the lamp. Now you can replace the lamp and install it back the same way you took it out. Don't touch the new lamp glass with your bare fingers. Oil from you skin will absorb into the glass causing the glass to turn dark and shorten the lamp life.
The whole headlight assembly needs to be removed from the vehicle to access the lamps inside; especially on the side with the battery (left side).
Remove 3 10m bolts (one on top two on front)
Headlight assembly is held in place wth a large Nylon clip ear outer edge at bottom of the unit. Tilt out at the top and then pull forward and upward to remove. It fels like something's gonna break, but it's pretty tough.
Remove large round cap from behind either high or low beam lamp. Both lamps are hels in with a metal spring clip. Low beam is H-7, high beam is H-3.
To re-install, press bar into Nylon clip and then install 3 10mm bolts. Use a Torx bit to engage gear teeth and adjust height if necessary. There may or may-not be adjusters for left-right alignment.
I just Replaced a Low Beam Light bulb on a 2005 Buick La Sabre.
If You use a Metric socket and Remove the Two Silver bolts Attaching the headlight Assemble onto the metal surrounding the the lamp assembly it comes out to the front. This makes it much easier to access the bulb. Twist it counerclockwise & it comes out by pulling gently on the bulb. Then by realeasing a tab that is the socket holder bulb can be removed & replaced with a New #9006 low beam halogen light bulb. Wrap a Paper towel around the bulb & do NOT touch it with your bare hand as this wiil ruin a halogen bulb,