I have an 02 Acura RL my passengers side low beam has blown. When I removed the bulb the glass was broken inside the housing. I purchased a new hid bulb & its not working either.


Asked by Dec 12, 2015 at 07:22 PM about the 2002 Acura RL 3.5L

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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I'd suspect water is/was in the headlight housing. When cold water hits the hot bulb it will burst. With HID (High Intensity Discharge) headlights there's a ballast that fires the bulb. It may be burned out. Have this possibility diagnosed before replacing it. These ballasts aren't cheap! HTH. -Jim

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