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Low beams quit working for the second time on my '04 EX. Not the bulbs (replaced twice). Dealer replaced wiring harness 2 years ago. Any ideas?
 

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Ideas?

Get it properly diagnosed.

Now there's a radical idea...

SWAG? Scientific Wild A$$ Guess - because you feel like throwing parts at it until the problem goes away...

Headlight switch.

Or underhood fuse panel, or bulbs, or...

get it properly diagnosed.
 

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Low beams quit working for the second time on my '04 EX. Not the bulbs (replaced twice). Dealer replaced wiring harness 2 years ago. Any ideas?
I have a similar issue: Low beams won't work (both sides happened on the same day -- definitely not the bulbs), but high beams do work (so do running lights). I think I'm going to dig into it more tomorrow, but if anyone has seen this before / dealt with it, I'd appreciate the advice (and I'd rather not spend the $147 at the dealership to get it diagnosed by h-nda).
Thanks!

I found some relevant diagrams for the fuse boxes while searching around:
http://www.skidmore.edu/~pdwyer/e/uhfrb.htm (Under hood)
http://www.skidmore.edu/~pdwyer/e/udfrb.htm (Under dash)
 

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Low Beams are not working

I just encountered this issue today. High Beams work and marker lights are fine but low beams are non-existent.

Just wanted to find out how others have resolved the issue. Thanks in advance!
 

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It's been my experience that people don't know when one headlight goes out. and then the other one goes out and they think they both went out at the same time. It's simple to check a light bulb with an ohm meter. And you can get a cheap one at home depot. Also if you touch the glass part of the new bulb the oil from your skin will cause a hot spot and the bulb will not last more then a few weeks.
 

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Honda had an issue with light switch terminals that would overheat and kill the low beams. Posted remedy was to inspect the head light switch and coupler for signs of heat damage, and replace if necessary.

But first I'd switch out the headlight bulbs, if they are a year or two old, just to make sure it wasn't a fluke where both low beam elements burned out around the same time. If not, at least you have new headlight bulbs, and have eliminated one possibility.
 

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Wow, this is deeply weird...I'm back on the forum after a lengthy hiatus with exactly the same issue. Both low-beams worked on Thursday; on Saturday the driver's-side low-beam was out, and today (Sunday) both are dead. High beams are both fine, and all fuses are intact. A wiring issue? And several of us with the same problem at nearly the same time? Also, the windshield washer juice pump quit about a month ago. Not a plugged line, and not an empty reservoir. There's no listing in the owner's manual for the pump on the fuse layout diagram, unless it's one of the acronyms. Any help?
 

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If the low beams went out at different times, it's more likely the bulbs. Change them and see what happens.

As for the windshield washer, you didn't say which one failed. The front washer pump shares the fuse with the wipers (#20 in the under-hood fuse box, 20A), so you'd know if that fuse were blown. The rear washer pump uses #9, 10A. The pumps do fail and are pretty cheap and easy to replace. If you have doubts about the wiring, apply 12V (from a fused source, naturally) directly to the motor. It's probably dead. Search for relevant threads on swapping out the washer motors.
 

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I thoguht I was pretty conscious of my headlights being out and that may be the case. This past week I was flicking my hig and low beams on and off while doing some trash picking and boom (It dind't actully make that sound) low beams wdidn't work. Long short, like the post indicated either I was not as conscious as I thoguht I was or both low beam filiments went out at the same time. 18 buck later and 2 bulb replacments Im back in business. Thanks for the posts before I started to rip the car apart.

I used a magnifine glass to see that the filments were indeed broken as well as I use my OHM meter to test the low and high beam terminal of the bulb.
 

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Hello all, new here, I just ran into the same problem. We just got a heavy rain recently and I noticed that when I got in my EX the following morning it had a smell of mildew but non of my windows nor sunroof etc had been open. This is when I found out that both of my low beams had gone out but not my highs, runners, signals. Has anyone found out anything more to this problem?
 

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Just adding my solution to this thread which appears to be a common one for others: I just replaced the combination switch. It cost $40 at the auto parts store and they had it in stock. Took 15 minutes. Video link below of tutorial.
 

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EleMN, I just had to register for access in order to thank you for your post. It was exactly what I needed and the video you posted was perfect. As you said, 15 minutes and $40 bucks @ Autozone was all I needed to fix it. Thank you!!!
 
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