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Old 10-08-2018, 08:06 AM
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I have a 2004 Accord LX. This just started occuring about 3 days ago. Everything is stock on this car. The driver side headlamp (low beam) did not light, so I replaced the bulb. After replacing bulb, I tested prior to inserting it in housing. After installation complete, headlamp did not turn on with switch. All other bulbs worked. I lightly tapped on housing and bulb came on. I checked on installation again and it was secure. I purchased another bulb and went through the same steps and issue persisted. I checked socket and it locks firmly in place. Light worked when not in housing. I moved light around thinking possibly a loose wire or socket, but no issue with that.
Can anyone offer a suggestion or resolution?
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Old 10-08-2018, 12:18 PM
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welcome to the forum. check in the socket for a loose terminal connector. where you cannot see, housed inside. wire to terminal.
 
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Reed View Post
Light worked when not in housing. I moved light around thinking possibly a loose wire or socket, but no issue with that.
Can anyone offer a suggestion or resolution?
Did you test light while in socket and not in housing or just test the bulb?
It seems that when you install socket back into housing that the power or ground becomes isolated
Why? IDK.
Would try cleaning up socket (with power off) and try again.
 
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:53 AM
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thank you for the responses - found issue in wire further down from socket in harness. Repaired it - installed 2 new bulbs, everything good.
 
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Old 10-10-2018, 01:09 PM
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good find, thank you for the reply
 
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by acmech52 View Post
good find, thank you for the reply
Please mark this as solved.
 
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Reed View Post
thank you for the responses - found issue in wire further down from socket in harness. Repaired it - installed 2 new bulbs, everything good.
Thanks for the update.
Really appreciate hearing the fix
 
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