Question about 1999 Honda CR-V
I have no low beam, I have replace the bulds and the fuses, when I check with a muliti-meter I have power on low beam (at the conector) but the light will not come on.
From another forum I found the following:
"If you have an '02 CR-V and your low beams aren't working, pull the covers off of the steering column and check the headlamp switch connector and its wiring harness. The CR-V of that model year used the same headlamp switch as '01-02 Civics, which was recalled by Honda in the Civic models but not in CR-Vs. A problem with the switch causes the red/white wire and its terminal to overheat and burn or melt the harness connector and the socket/pins on the switch. This causes the low beams to stop working, while the high beams continue to function.
If you find that this is your problem, Honda's service bulletin (#04-015) advises to replace the headlamp switch and the connector and to splice a new terminal onto the red/white wire. They have a parts kit (part no. 35012-S5A-307) that includes the switch, connector, and wire. This kit is actually cheaper than buying the headlamp switch alone.
While the CR-V wasn't part of the recall, I've found the problem is exactly the same as with the Civic model and the parts kit works just the same. The only difference is that you have to pay for it, instead of having it repaired for free... "
I phoned our local dealership and the kit they keep in stock for $40. Not sure if it will fit the '03 or not, but going to give it a try.
Posted on Nov 16, 2010
Sam2000pres absolutely right! I just did the same way, and results are positive. The only thing that instead of cleaning the female part I slightly changed its shape and made it a bit tighter.
Still, the causing factor is not eliminated, so it needs to be filed with https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/
Posted on Oct 07, 2012
The problem is in the dimmer switch & connector. When you lose your low beams you need to have the dimmer switch replaced & have the wiring assembly replaced.
I have had the same problem with my 02 CR-V & this is the 3rd time it has happened due to negligence on my part for not replacing the wiring as well as the dimmer switch & light bulbs. Although I am not sure where you can get the wiring assembly, Honda has to make one for this vehicle.
Posted on Mar 15, 2010
Our 2002 Honda CR-V had same low beam headlight issues…
Wife was driving, heard a small pop, and both low beam lights went out this time.
New bulbs were no help. All other lights work fine, fuses and relays okay.
Check the dimmer switch block connector. Found corrosion in mine that had shorted out the connector. Cleaning connections solved problem.
This also may be the root cause of excessive bulb failures. Our CR-V did not start blowing bulbs till this year, after 4 years of ownership. The dimmer switch is a low current switch that really just turns on the relays for the headlights. Increased resistance in the block connector and pins may have been the root cause all along.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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