honda civic 1998 driver's side headlight remains dim on full beam, but both headlights are ok on high beam?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best answer

    Low beam bulb element burned out. Replace it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Most likely the bulb. Your Honda uses a commonly available HB9004 headlight bulb, which has separate filaments for low beam and high beam.

    It's common for the low beam filament to burn out first, because it's used more often than the high beams.

    They're pretty inexpensive -- ten bucks or so ought to buy you a new one. As a recommendation, buy two and do the passenger's side as well, because it's probably within a few hours of burning out too.

  • 1 decade ago

    If it is sealed headlight, you will need to change it. If not you can simply change the bulb. The high beam is burnt out, and besides for a few extra bucks you can get replacement bulbs that are 100% better than stock

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    check your grounds. when a vehicles lights are on low beam they use less energy than when they are aon high beams. When they are turned on high if the connection is loose it can draw enough current to overcome the bad connection. a friend of mine had this problem and he said all it was was a corroded ground strap. Cleaned it up and fixed the problem. If this car has ever been in a wreck this is very likely to be your problem.

  • 1 decade ago

    I hope she is right maybe a new bulb will fix it?

    If not I would replace the wires going to the headlights.

    Give them a new 12 volt power supply,and that should brighten them up.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    could be the light or the fuse. I just got rid of my 1998 Honda Civic.

  • 1 decade ago

    you definitely have bad ground wire.look for corosion at the ground wire connection.at the light bulb,one wire will have 12 volts or higher.on the other wire,get a new wire and connect one end to the negative battery and the other end to the light bulb ground wire.if the bulb lght up brighter,you know you have a bad ground wire connection

  • 1 decade ago

    low beam element may be burning out or poor conection

  • 1 decade ago

    Needs a new bulb

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