how do I figure out whats wrong with my headlights on my 88 accord dx when high beams work and low beams dont?(no bad fuses or wires that i have seen so far however no power to low beam wire?

Asked by Feb 06, 2010 at 11:42 PM about the 1988 Honda Accord DX Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

for now i have taken the power from the high beam wire and put it on the lw beam terminal on my actual head lights so that i dont get pulled over for not having any lights but they are suposed to be receiving 10A and because of my switch they are now receiving 15A I know this is not a good idea and would like to fix it.

at this point I need any Headlight wiring diagrams and or knowledge of system errors and possible issues with the system.

thank you for your help if you need it my email is booyamaker16@yahoo.com

4 Answers

45

Have you tried replacing a bulb?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
35

Try www.3geez.com

"have you tried replacing the headlight" yes genious, im looking for deeper troubleshooting like wiring diagrams not stupid questions

245

Most likely the wires behind the headlight housings have become brittle and broke. You'll have to get behind the pop up headlight assembly and it's not easy to get to. It's been quite a while since I've done it so I can't walk you through it. Anyway, the wires back there become brittle over the years and the wires break from flexing when the headlights pop up. Get to the wiring behind the headlights and you'll find if you jiggle them the lights will flicker. Find which wires are bad and replace them. Also, someone suggested 3geez.com . There is a huge wealth of info there for 3rd generation Acccords such as yours. Good luck.

Your Answer

Accord

Looking for a Used Accord in your area?

CarGurus has 65,131 nationwide Accord listings starting at $561.

ZIP:

Honda Accord Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,220
  • #2
    JP1956
    Reputation
    1,740
  • #3
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    1,600
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
946 Great Deals out of 90,507 listings starting at $300
Used Honda Civic
709 Great Deals out of 64,865 listings starting at $1,350
Used Honda Accord Coupe
160 Great Deals out of 7,523 listings starting at $1,991
Used Toyota Corolla
867 Great Deals out of 59,543 listings starting at $850
Used Nissan Maxima
307 Great Deals out of 22,470 listings starting at $1,200
Used Hyundai Sonata
819 Great Deals out of 54,820 listings starting at $1,499
Used BMW 3 Series
1,087 Great Deals out of 33,688 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Charger
374 Great Deals out of 30,136 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Accord For Sale
52 Great Deals out of 11,590 listings starting at $13,491
2016 Honda Accord For Sale
86 Great Deals out of 2,661 listings starting at $12,491
2015 Honda Accord For Sale
215 Great Deals out of 5,705 listings starting at $10,500
2014 Honda Accord For Sale
309 Great Deals out of 5,793 listings starting at $8,998
2013 Honda Accord For Sale
81 Great Deals out of 1,949 listings starting at $5,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.