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Suggestions for Headlight issue in 2005 Honda CRV

3 10 June 19, 2018 at 08:00 AM
I recently noticed one of my passenger headlight was out. I replaced the bulb and it still did not come on. Next, I checked the fuse box to see if any were blown. None appeared to be blown. However, when I removed the fuse for the driver side headlight, the passenger and driver side headlights came on as VERY dim. When I put the fuse back in the driver side, the driver side headlight becomes bright again and the passenger headlight goes completely out.

I then used a voltage meter to check the wiring to the headlights. When all fuses were in, the passenger showed 0 and the driver side showed 12V. When the driver side fuse was removed, the passenger and driver side wiring each showed ~.030 volts.

I'm not sure what steps to take next. Any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks,
TOM

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Do high beams work at all?
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I had this issue on a same year Honda Pilot with 318,000 miles.

I had a headlight go out and I replaced it but it was very dim. Even though it looked okay, I had to replace the fuses.

Try swapping the drivers and passenger fuses and see if the problems switches to the other side. If it does, replace the bad fuse. (You should still replace the other headlights since it's better to do it in pairs for a multiple reasons.)
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Quote from Dr. J
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Do high beams work at all?
High beams work fine. All other lights also appear to be fine.
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I had this issue on a same year Honda Pilot with 318,000 miles.

I had a headlight go out and I replaced it but it was very dim. Even though it looked okay, I had to replace the fuses.

Try swapping the drivers and passenger fuses and see if the problems switches to the other side. If it does, replace the bad fuse. (You should still replace the other headlights since it's better to do it in pairs for a multiple reasons.)
I tried switching the fuses and the passenger light never gets bright. I dont think the bulbs is the issue since the passenger one is now new. I will try switching the passenger and driver side bulbs tonight and see if there is any change.

Some other issues I've read make it sound like there could be an issue with the ground wire connection?
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