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You may have a loose connection on your low beam bulbs. check wires for fraying also. if any wires is loose or exposed could cause a short and cause bulbs to blow.

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What would cause the low beam headlight not to work when all other lights work?


If you have standard halogen bulbs:

  1. Burned out light bulb; or
  2. Fried wires between the dashboard wiring harness and the headlight bulb connectors; or
  3. Fried headlight bulb connectors.
If you have HEI emitters:
  • Failed ballast.

May 11, 2015 | 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis

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Same low beam headlight keeps burning out ive replaced 3 now same side headlight in 7 years???


check that you have a good ground, if you do not it will cause it to do that

Mar 19, 2014 | 2007 Dodge Dakota Cab SLT

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I have a 2006 civic SI. DRL indicator is on, driver side low and high beam ok. Passenger side low beam ok but DRL and hi beam not working. Any help is appreciated.


When either the high or low beam light is out in either side, DRL (daytime running lights) indicator will come on. When one bulb goes out, that's a clue the opposite bulb will burn out soon, so its best to replace both bulbs. If it was a fuse issue, both left and right side would be out. If driver side is OK but passenger side is not, then its a bulb issue. A 2006 Honda civic takes 9006 (HB4) low beam bulbs and 9005 (HB3) high beam bulbs. Cheapest is online from Walmart site-2-store. After procuring, wear latex, vinyl, or ANY gloves to keep your (corrosive) oil skin from coming in contact with headlight glass bulbs. Your skin oil will chemically react and cause shorter life span on glass bulbs. Instruction don't tell you this, so you handle with your hands, then need to replace bulbs 3 years later instead of 5 years (or more) in the future. With gloves on, pop the hood and look behind each headlight. Turn counter clockwise to unlock headlight bulb holders. Its a quarter to half turn to unlock bulb holder lock. Replace one bulb at a time so you don't confuse high beam from low beam. The wire has a tab you need to lift to pull out & disconnect wire connector. You might need a slim narrow-**** (NOT phillips) screwdriver to lift the tab; or use your house key. Snap the wire connector to the new bulb, then twist into headlight housing to secure bulb holders, then move on to the next bulb to repeat the procedure. Pict below, 9005 high beam is on the left, 9006 low beam is on the right. Handle by grasping the plastic base, not the glass bulbs. The raised potrusion on the bottom center is where the tab locks onto wire connector. Replace all 4 bulbs now, but in the future, its likely the low beam will wear out before the high beam. In the future, replace only the pair, not all 4. The factory installs inferior bulbs that go out sooner, hoping you'll take to dealership and they ******** you with higher parts-n-labor fees. As opposed to Walmart online site-2-store, it would cost you AT LEAST triple in parts & labor from dealership to replace all 4 headlight bulbs :-(
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Nov 29, 2013 | 2006 Honda Civic

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Honda accord keep burning low beam headlights


Sounds to me like you need to reset the headlight housings... maybe they are vibrating very badly. ... OR, easy fix, get NEW headlight housings on EBay and install.

Nov 28, 2011 | 2004 Honda Accord

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The low-beam headlights don't work. The fuses are fine as I replaced them with those of the high-beams and the high-beams worked. Other than both bulbs burning out at the same time what else could be...


Possibly the bulbs. Take a look at them; they have 2 coils per bulb, one for the low beam and one for the high beam. So it is possible that the more used low beam burns out before the lesser used high beam.

Aug 19, 2011 | 2000 Chrysler 300M

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My passenger low beam headlight does not work but the high beam and running lights do


Ordinary bulbs has two coils, one for the low and another for the high. The low may have burned out. To make sure swap the two lights if the same happens then you can be sure it is the bulb you need to replace. If not then inspect the wiring and the socket itself for burns or loose connections.

Apr 04, 2011 | Jeep Grand Cherokee Cars & Trucks

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Only one head light works in low beam, both works in high beam


Bulb is burned out, it has two filaments in it , low beam and high beam. Replace bulb!

Jan 12, 2011 | 2000 Honda Odyssey

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Installed new low beam headlight and light will


Hi, if you have a meter to check the bulb, use it to check the wiring to the socket or wiring for power when light switch is turned on. You should have around 12 volts depending on year and type of truck or auto. If the old bulb was burned, you should have power there. When you turn on switch, the other side should work and you will know you have power and it may just be corroded. Check this and you should find the problem. Please keep me posted on this, I will be around to help you. Please rate me kindly if I have been of help to you.
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Jul 06, 2010 | Chrysler Town and Country Cars & Trucks

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Why does my low beam headlight keep burning out on only one side while the high beam is fine as well as the low and high beam on the other side. I keep replacing the bulb and the low beam keeps burning out...


INFO:
Your alternator may be pushing to high of voltage.

RECOMENDATION:
-Have the alternator checked for high voltage. You can even measure it yourself with a voltmeter on the battery while car is running at a high idle and all electrical components turned off and fully charged the voltage should be 14.2.
-Check for a solid connection at the bulb, you should have to push the connector on with some effort.



Hope this tip helps.

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David

Feb 01, 2010 | 2007 Honda Odyssey

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Low beams do not work, replaced turn signal switch but still no low beams. High beams work but no low. Please Help


its probally the bulb........alot of car headlights are DUAL element meaning one bulb has 2 little elements inside one for low beam one for high beam...............Most times the low beam burns out because its used more.....get it one bulb gives both high and low beams.......REPLACE bulb......if you don't know what kind go to auto part store, tell them the make of your car and they will give you the right one .....

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