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Low Bean Lights Inoperative on 1997 Acura TL

Low beam headlights not working when switched on. Pulling the lever to high beams works the high beam lights only.

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  • JDM350GT Aug 26, 2013

    I have the exact same problem... did u find the solution? Did rdegan's solution work?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    when I push the high bean lever up it does not click on or stay, low bean clicks on

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If your car is running daytime running light system .. there is a DTR relay that goes defective and needs replacing ... I had the identical problem that was fixed with this replacement. The DTR relay is behind the glovebox.

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There should be a fuse and/or relay that operates the low beams, or try replacing the bulbs.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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DEFINITION: This diagnostic procedure should only be used if the high beam headlamps are operating properly and the low beams are inoperative.

1

Did you perform the Headlights System Check?
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Go to Step 2
Go to Headlight System Check

2

  1. Turn the headlamp and panel dimmer switch to the ON position.
  2. Move the headlamp dimmer switch to the LOW position.
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Go to Step 3
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Does the test lamp light?
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Go to Step 4
Go to Step 6

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  1. Re-install the daytime running lamp relay.
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Does the test lamp light?
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Go to Step 7
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Replace the headlamp dimmer switch.

Is the repair complete?
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Go to Headlight System Check
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Is the repair complete?
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Go to Headlight System Check
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7

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Is the repair complete?
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Go to Headlight System Check
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8

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  2. Replace the daytime running lamp relay if no open was found in CKT 12 (TAN) between the daytime running lamp relay and S120.

Is the repair complete?
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Go to Headlight System Check
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