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Old 07-28-2008, 07:54 PM
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Headlights never shut off?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Well, its just like the title says my headlights never turn off! I just bought this car about 1 week ago and the drivers side headlight was burnt out since day one. Yesterday I bought two new bulbs and replaced both headlights. Later on that night I saw that just my headlights were on. I went to go turn the lights off but was suprised to see that they were already shut off WTF! I know that after I installed the new bulbs and then went for a drive they did not stay on. It was after the second time driving my car that the headlights stayed on and would not turn off.

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hmm that sounds weird.. I think I would take the bulbs back out and check the connection.. you may have a short somewhere and since you said that they did not work from day 1 that is what i would bet.
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Yeah, I dont understand it. I dont want to pay a garage to fix it. It probably something stupied. I hope someone on this site has had the same problem.
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Its gotta be a short somewhere... After driving it you bumped the wires around and your headlights turned off, then driving some more *bump* and back comes the short... Since your not blowing fuses your short is somewhere between the headlight switch and relay... I would check your headlight switch first and work your way down the connections to the relay,, you will find your short along those lines, im guessing its closer to the switch though....
May want to check that switch too....
To couble check and make sure the short is before the relay get a test light and check the wire that leads to the relay....
I would tell you how to do this but I dont know what wire it is and or if the lude uses a ground interrupt system or not. I really doubt it does though... Check the wire codes on the online manual or call honda and ask one of the techs to look it up for you... Once you have the correct wire color and bla bla bla, connect t hat test light make sure the power to engage the relay is turning off.... that would be really weird if it was turning off though... I would have to say its haunted then =/ but you never know what people do to there cars lol


hope this helps
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Yeah I think the previous owner did some funny things with this car. I can tell he didnt really care about the car. Thats okay, shes in good hands now. =)
Ive already taken out the resonator, put a new rotor and cap, new +4 prong platinum spark plugs, premium ignition wires, K&N air filter, Fuel system treatment, rad flush, synthetic oil, and so on. And Ive only had her for a week. I just need to fix the lights and pasenger door will not look with the remote only unlock.
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I am almost willing to bet that previous owner had some type of budget HID going on there. Plus on the door might be some type of aftermarket alarm system thing, I'd say you have your work cut out for you seems you have some electrical to deal with.

For your headlights, I would start at the plug at the back of the headlight itself now trace the wires back look for any splicing like big area and electrical tape from the sounds of the last owner I wouldn't be suprized to see something like scotch tape or maybe duct tape.

For your door I would look underneath your driver's side dash look up at the steering colum area look for a little black box with wires coming out you at that box and get the brand name or model # off that thing so you know to tell a place like Circuit city or whoever carries that same brand alarm system and see if you can't get a wiring diagram or maybe they will opt to help you find the problem I was lucky the guy fixed it for free for me.
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yea bro it has to be the wiring...
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My brother in law is a mecanhic and he is going to take a look at it. I will keep everyone posted so that if it happens to you or someone else you will know what the problem is.
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Re: Headlights never shut off?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Well I found the problem=) I live in Canada and the car came from the US. In Quebec Canada it is the law that all cars have day time running lights which my car doesnt come with. So to make the car legal the guy hot wired the lights to come on when the car is started. The cheap quick fix was shorting out on the frame and thats why they were on all the time.

Thanks for everyones advice.
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Re: Headlights never shut off?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

There you go hope you are able to pass your Canada law on the daytime running lights. You know the 5th Gen's (US) parking lights look alot like daytime running lights.
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