High beams and low beams DO NOT turn on.

10

Asked by May 15, 2015 at 09:58 PM about the 1996 Honda Accord LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My high beams and low beams are not working. When I turn the witch to the on position,
everything turns on but the bulbs do now turn on. My fuses have been changed. Put new
bulbs on and that is not the problem. One side did work but it went out a couple days ago
when I was checking it. So now I have no idea what the problem is.

8 Answers

1,235

Did you touch the glass on the head light bulb. If you did then that can cause the buld to blow prematurely. check the bulbs just to be sure. if the filament in the bulb looks fine then you could have a bad switch, a bad ground or bad wiring at the connectors, also check to see if the connectors are burned.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
69,325

Check for a burned out fuseable link down by the starter. HTH. -Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
1,235

96 Accord headlight schematic

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
1,235

the fusible link is for fog lights only

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
69,325

I see. So for a catastrophic failure such as this if the fuses are good then the headlamp relay would be the next suspect. -Jim

1,235

true but there's only one headlight relay which controls both headlights. in the question it was stated that one side did work and the other did not. I would still check the relay but it does not seem like that would be the culprit.

10

Thanks everyone for the helpful answers.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
69,325

You're welcome. Glad to help. -Jim

Your Answer

Accord

Looking for a Used Accord in your area?

CarGurus has 62,742 nationwide Accord listings starting at $999.

ZIP:

Honda Accord Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,160
  • #2
    JP1956
    Reputation
    1,640
  • #3
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    1,580
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
833 Great Deals out of 78,398 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Camry
1,081 Great Deals out of 72,629 listings starting at $990
Used Honda Accord Coupe
179 Great Deals out of 10,053 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Altima
1,154 Great Deals out of 74,938 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Corolla
928 Great Deals out of 66,116 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Maxima
329 Great Deals out of 23,747 listings starting at $1,750
Used Honda CR-V
861 Great Deals out of 54,604 listings starting at $1,007
Used Acura TL
171 Great Deals out of 5,015 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Sonata
763 Great Deals out of 47,512 listings starting at $199
Used BMW 3 Series
1,047 Great Deals out of 31,561 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,236 Great Deals out of 78,091 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Avalon
256 Great Deals out of 16,258 listings starting at $1,095

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Accord LX For Sale
6,417 listings starting at $16,374
2016 Honda Accord LX For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 775 listings starting at $13,995
2015 Honda Accord LX For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 1,330 listings starting at $11,500
2014 Honda Accord LX For Sale
86 Great Deals out of 2,828 listings starting at $9,499
2013 Honda Accord LX For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 545 listings starting at $8,555

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.