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Low beam drivers side only not working. It is a 2004 Honda Accord LX. Fuses and bulb both are ok. No problems with high beams. Any suggestions?

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You may have an issue with the bulb socket itself, pull the bulb out and look for corrosion in the socket. If their is corrosion clean it usiing battery terminal cleaner and then coat with bulb grease (both available at any auto parts store. If the Bulb socket is in good condition then it may be the headlight switch itself or the wiring harness to the light.

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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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The bulbs have 2 filaments, one for low beam and one for high beam. It's possible both high beam filaments are blown and you just need to replace the bulbs. You can check by measuring the voltage at the high beam terminal. You should see at least 12 volts when you turn on the high beams. If you do, it's the bulbs. If you don't it's likely the switch or the relay (assuming you've verified the fuses are good)

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the globe is removed by undoing the clip @ the back of the globe quite easy just look and you will see Lindz

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