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Honda civic headlights

I have a 1998 honda civic. One headlight is much dimmer than the other. As if it were not getting enough electricity. The light intensity doesn't change when I start the car and it is not the bulb. How can I fix this issue?

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As long as you tried another bulb to confirm it is not the bulb, I would check the ground (-) circuit 1st. Cut your self a long piece of wire, find the ground wire to the bulb in question. Near to the socket, peel back some of the insulation , temporarily twist your spare wire the exposed section and run the other end to the ground (-) post of the battery. Now turn the key and headlights on and check the brightness level of the head lights.

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