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I have a 96 Honda Odyssey , all of sudden , I have no low beam on both sides , DRL & high beams still worked , I changed the relay and the bulbs , still not working , What is the problem ? would it be the headlight switch problem? Patrick Canada

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  • ipak88 Apr 19, 2009

    Hello, micro



    For sure fuses & connections are OK , can you tell me how to find out the switch is the real problem before I buy the new switch?



    Thanks

    Patrick

  • ipak88 Apr 19, 2009

    Hello , my question is HOW, I know where the switch is ? can you tell step by step how to ensure the switch is the real problem ? Don't just tell me to check it , what's the procedure ? ???



    patrick

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Hi there,

this can be either the switch, wire connections, or the fuse of the headlight. try to check everyone of this.

micro

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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  • micromaster
    micromaster Apr 19, 2009

    you can find that switch under the steering wheel, you can find it together with the high beam switch, you better check it first,

  • micromaster
    micromaster Apr 19, 2009


    1. Check your fuses. The plastic panel covering the fuses should have
      a diagram detailing what each fuse covers. If yours is missing, or
      unlabeled, check your owner's manual, or a Hanes(tm) or Chilton(tm)
      repair manual. Often if a headlight is not working, it is the result of
      a blown fuse. Fuses have a wire running through them that will melt
      when too much current is run through them. If the fuse is blown, the
      wire will be broken. If the fuse for the headlight you are working on
      has an intact wire, it is likely the problem lies elsewhere.

    2. Swap the headlight for its twin. If your left headlight does not
      work, put the light from your right headlight in its place. If it works
      with the other headlight in place, your headlight bulb is dead, and
      needs to be replaced.

    3. If this does not work, try using a voltmeter on the plug for the
      bad headlight. Turn on the ignition, and turn the headlight switch. If
      the voltmeter shows no current, then either your switch or the wiring
      leading to the headlight has gone bad.

    4. If replacing your headlight switch does not solve the problem, then
      there is a break in the wiring leading to the headlight, and the wiring
      will need to be replaced.



    • Be sure to use a voltmeter to test the current on your headlight
      switch before replacing it. Some headlight switches can be expensive to
      replace, and frustrating if it turns out to be a bad wire, and not a
      bad switch.




  • micromaster
    micromaster Apr 19, 2009

    Disconnect the negative battery cable; then the positive battery cable;
    let the car sit for at least two minutes before resuming work.


    Remove the front dash board trim. Remove the headlight knob withn a
    pointed screwdriver. Remove the two screws above the speedometer and
    guage cover. Remove the two screws that hold the dash on to the left of
    the steering wheel; do the same for the eight screws on the left hand
    side of the steering wheel. Start to the left and pop the dash board
    bezel from the dash. Remove the nuts and washers that hold the switch.
    Remove the two screws that hold the headlight switch bracket. Pull out
    the headlight switch and remove the three plug ins. Replace in reverse
    order.


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