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If both lights do not work it is unlikely to be a fuse or even the bulbs, although that cannot be completely discounted. The more probable cause would be the headlight relay which has gone faulty or even the headlight switch which is not selecting the low beams. Fuses are easiest to check, and there is probably one for each light. Bulbs are a bit trickier and really need a continuity tester to check, or try other bulbs. (Remember not to touch the glass part of the bulb). The relay can only be checked by replacement and the switch can be checked by seeing if there is power at the low beam terminals when the switch is selected that way.

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02 Buick century the passenger low headlight not working but high beam is. I checked fuses inside the car what others things can I check.


There should be a left and right fuse and a relay involved.
The lights get power from the fuses, and the headlight switch and dimmer switch provide the ground circuit. So if you check the headlight plug with a meter you should have power and ground for high and low beam.

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No power to right side (PS) headlight low beam plug socket, new bulb, fuse is good. High beam works, blinker works, park light works. just no low beam and doesn't register any voltage on volt meter.


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Fuse box layout for 2005 honda crv


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30 Power Window Relay
Fuel Pump
ACG
ABS/VSA
Heated Seats*
Front Fog Lights*
Not used
Rear Wiper
ODS (Occupant Detection System)
Meter
SRS
Right Headlight High Beam
Left Headlight High Beam
Small Light (Interior)
Small Light (Exterior)
Right Headlight Low Beam
Left Headlight Low Beam
Main Headlight High Beam
Small Lights MAIN
TPMS
Headlight Low Beam
Not used
Not used
Moonroof*
Door Lock
Front Left Power Window
HAC Option
Rear Accessory Socket
Accessory
Front Right Power Window
Accessory Power Socket on the Center Table*
Rear Right Power Window
Rear Left power window
ACC Radio
ACC Key lock
HAC
Daytime Running Lights
Front Wiper * If equipped

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I have a 1995 Ford Explorer Limited and the high beams work but the low beams and fog lights do not, please help....


These trucks are known for bad multifuction switches.
the switch that i talk of is the signal switch , the handle is the switch, it bolts to side of steering column . this switch controls the signals and the headlights and high /low beams. the other thing is the headlight switch connector, the connector some times goes bad and starts to melt or just comes out of the connector. you will need to remove the cover to steering column, the screws are located under the bottom cover in holes. remove cover and check connector and then test for power if you have power going into switch but not coming out then switch is bad.

the last thing is to make sure the bulbs are good , make sure the headlight bulbs are good , and also the driving light bulbs, test for power at the connectors to those lights to.
You will need to do a little testing to find the problem.

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is located under the dashboard on the driver's side. The fuse label is attached under the steering column. If something electrical in your vehicle stops working, check for a blown fuse first. Below table outlines detail fuse number, its ampere and circuits protected. honda-crv-interior-fuse-diagram-thumb.png
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Low Beam Drivers Side doesn't work ... low voltage,


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If your low beam also lacks ground the Left low beam ground is shared with the right low beam ground... Run a wire from left low beam DARK BLUE to right low beam DARK BLUE/WHITE.

If its not working now then your cursed, seek a witch doctor.

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My 1992 Corolla DX headlights won't come on! I have changed the fuses and the bulbs. The relay clicks when turning the switch and the wiring seems to be in good condition but I am no electrician. The...


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It wouldn't hurt to clean the ID ground on the left side of the instrument panel, but based on everything you've said so far, this sounds like a bad combo switch

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