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Low beam headlight on 95 civic

The high beams work, but the driver side low beam won't turn on.  At first I just wiggled it a bit and it worked,  When I turned it on the next time, nothing happened, so I looked looked more closely and the wiring harness was in pretty bad shape.  I bought a new one, but now am not sure of which wires attaches to what.  I'm guessing the black wires are the ground and attach to each other, but I'm not sure about the other two wires.

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  • fahdshakir Feb 28, 2009

    Thanks for the reply.  I've got the haynes manual, but it's not very helpful for a novice. 


    The wires don't match the factory plug.  I've got:
    red wire with yellow
    red wire with blue
    black wire (ground?)


    wiring harness has 
    red
    green
    black


    I spliced black to black, and then tried both ways for the other two wires (yellow to red, blue to green, then yellow to green, blue to red).  Both ways, the highbeam comes on, but no lowbeam.  


    I've got a new bulb and it does the same thing, so that's not it.  Could it be possible, the black wire isn't the ground?

  • fahdshakir Feb 28, 2009

    I think I found something, but now I don't know how to fix it.  I used a multimeter and put one lead on the working headlight harness and checked all the wires.  Only the red wire with yellow stripes doesn't register anything on any of the prongs so I'm guessing that's the problem.  Anybody know how I can find out where the wire is bad?  

  • fahdshakir Mar 01, 2009

    One of those things where somebody that works on cars would've figurd it out in 5 minutes.  I didn't know there was an internal fuse box.  I had only checked the fuse box next to the battery.  I googled the internal fuse diagram for a 95 civic to see which fuse went to which part on the internal fuse box,  I checked the fuse for the left low beam and sure enough, it was shot.  I just replaced it with the proper amp fuse and boom, problem solved.  

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Do the wire colors not match the factory plug?. Trial and error on the other 2 wires wouldnt hurt it too much, just pop a fuse if its wrong.

Haynes makes a kick a$$ manual for the 92-95 civic. I should know, i have one too! lol

hope that helps a bit...please rate solution

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