2002 RSX headlight issue - Honda-Tech - Honda Forum Discussion


Acura RSX DC5 & Honda Civic EP3 Includes DC5 Integra Type R & 5dr Civic hatchback

2002 RSX headlight issue

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-16-2017, 03:45 PM   #1
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
90si-rex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Glen Burnie, MD, USA
Posts: 293
Default 2002 RSX headlight issue

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.
90si-rex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2017, 04:00 PM   #2
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
90si-rex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Glen Burnie, MD, USA
Posts: 293
Default

I should also mention that the high beam on the driver side still works.
90si-rex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2017, 07:23 AM   #3
W95 gives me a hard-on
 
foumer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Land of high taxes and guidos
Posts: 401
Default Re: 2002 RSX headlight issue

dont headlights have individual fuses for left and right?
foumer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2017, 12:00 PM   #4
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
90si-rex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Glen Burnie, MD, USA
Posts: 293
Default

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.
90si-rex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2017, 07:26 AM   #5
Honda-Tech Member
 
b18_crx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Los Angeles/ DFW, USA
Posts: 4,080
Default Re: 2002 RSX headlight issue

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.
b18_crx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2017, 04:00 PM   #6
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
90si-rex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Glen Burnie, MD, USA
Posts: 293
Default

Thanks. I'll check those. So far so good though. Both sides are working after being slapped around a bit.
90si-rex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2017, 10:57 AM   #7
W95 gives me a hard-on
 
foumer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Land of high taxes and guidos
Posts: 401
Default Re: 2002 RSX headlight issue

Damnnnn, wife showing you how its done!!
foumer is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
03 RSX-S Gauge Cluster - dead? RyaN95i4 Acura RSX DC5 & Honda Civic EP3 3 08-16-2016 03:28 PM
05-06 rsx type s neuspeed strut bar on em2? Falloutkid90 Honda Civic (2001 - 2005) 3 10-08-2015 09:29 PM
RSX rear alignment? fomococo Acura RSX DC5 & Honda Civic EP3 4 04-01-2015 06:02 PM
rsx and ep3 question bones8229 Acura RSX DC5 & Honda Civic EP3 2 07-09-2009 07:58 PM
Is an RSX considered an Integra? Ronin Integra8 Acura Integra 10 11-21-2002 03:16 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:29 PM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
What's your question?
Send