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Right headlamp doesn't work on low beam only

1996 Acura TL. The low beam went out, high beam works fine. I replaced the right headlamp bulb and same problem, high beam works fine, low beam does not. Fuses are OK (there are one for each side).

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  • raj3438 Mar 18, 2012

    i have same problem did you find out solution. i have acura 1.7 el

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    low beams work,high beams does not

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Hi im having problems with my 2000 gmc sierra 1500 all of a sudden my high and low beams came on on my right side whem swith is on low and low on left side went off and high on tight side is dim and when put on high beam they work fine i have not modid it so highs stay on with lows any ideas?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Can u reply quickly plz

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In this case make sure you have voltage going to the low beam lights. 12 volts. you need a volt meter. if you do not have volatge you have to check and make sure power is going through the fuse. a bad fuse will be broke, but you can have a good fuse with no power going through it. if you have power going through the fuse you have a wiring open somewhere between fuse and whatever is between the headlight connecter.

plz check and get back i will keep checking on here on and off.

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Your headlamps have sepaerate fuses for each headlamp and you have a low beam relay and a high beam relay under the hood in the black box.
If everything is out, I suspect a bad headlamp switch.
Check car-part.com and look on page with * for cheapest price.

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PS, You did not recently instal high current bulbs did you? If yes, put originals back in.

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The voltage is supplied to the lamp switch through a fuse. This fuse is located in the central junction box in the left-hand footwell.
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