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Old 01-16-2017, 03:45 PM   #1
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First, let me say that I'm on mobile and searching is a bitch. Now that I have that out of the way...

The driver side low beam in my 02 RSX went out today. Changed the bulb, put the battery back in, turned the switch and...nothing. Passenger side lights up just fine but nothing on the driver side. My guess is either the socket or a broken wire, but electrical issues are not my strong point so I'm not sure how to test either of those. Any tips, pointers, thoughts, etc.? Preferably some easy way to test them? I kind of need to get this resolved quickly since my other car is out of commission at the moment and I do have to do some driving after dark. If anyone can point me in the right direction I'd really appreciate it.
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I should also mention that the high beam on the driver side still works.
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dont headlights have individual fuses for left and right?
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Yeah, there are fuses for each side. I checked those and both of them seem to be ok. My wife ended up "fixing" the problem but who know how long it'll last. Basically she smacked the headlight a bunch of times like a ho that owed her money and it started working again. So I have no idea.
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I'd check the actual terminals that actually go to the bulb. Sounds like a simple fix. Sometimes those terminals over time are spread out too wide and wont make a good contact.
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Thanks. I'll check those. So far so good though. Both sides are working after being slapped around a bit.
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Damnnnn, wife showing you how its done!!
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