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headlight bulbs not working!!!

hey i got a 99 prelude and the top set of h1's for my headlights are not working just the bottoms ones are any ideas?
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Re: headlight bulbs not working!!!

try replacing your bulbs.
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Re: headlight bulbs not working!!!

Have you checked all your fuses yet?
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Re: headlight bulbs not working!!!

Check the fuses n also carefully take out the bulbs from your headlights bc theyre sensitive and can crack easily and inspect if the tiny wiring is snapped or the glass part itself has cracks in it.

bc I know HID bulbs break easily!!!
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try replacing your bulbs.
That is BRILLIANT advice.

I need to try that if my bulbs don't work. Seems like it just might work.
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That is BRILLIANT advice.

I need to try that if my bulbs don't work. Seems like it just might work.








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Re: headlight bulbs not working!!!

i did replace the bulbs and its not that i dont think the black plug where the prong plugs into is gettin power cuz its the top set tht dont work the bottom sets works fine and if i unplug the bottom bulbs and plug them in the tiop it doesnt work the wires seem good i checked the day light fuse and the right and left headlight fuse dunno wut other fuse it could be
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Re: headlight bulbs not working!!!

Don't really understand what you said.
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i did replace the bulbs and its not that i dont think the black plug where the prong plugs into is gettin power cuz its the top set tht dont work the bottom sets works fine and if i unplug the bottom bulbs and plug them in the tiop it doesnt work the wires seem good i checked the day light fuse and the right and left headlight fuse dunno wut other fuse it could be
Get a volt meter and see if it reads anything.
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Re: headlight bulbs not working!!!

alrite. i was kidding about replacing the bulb. i know you would have tried that first.
since you have already tried all fuses, the next thing to check are the relays. i don't know ho many relays are there. but i think its in the fuse box under hood.
turn the headlight switch on listening carefully. if you dont hear the relay clicking, that could be your problem(the clicking is more audible when switching off). use a multi-meter to check if the relay terminals are getting power or try swapping relays. there must be identical relays for other purposes too. i will look under my car tomorrow morning and see which relay is the headlight one and let you know.

try the hi beam/low beam switch(while headlight switch is turned on) also. they are also thru a relay.
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Re: headlight bulbs not working!!!

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alrite. i was kidding about replacing the bulb. i know you would have tried that first.
since you have already tried all fuses, the next thing to check are the relays. i don't know ho many relays are there. but i think its in the fuse box under hood.
turn the headlight switch on listening carefully. if you dont hear the relay clicking, that could be your problem(the clicking is more audible when switching off). use a multi-meter to check if the relay terminals are getting power or try swapping relays. there must be identical relays for other purposes too. i will look under my car tomorrow morning and see which relay is the headlight one and let you know.

try the hi beam/low beam switch(while headlight switch is turned on) also. they are also thru a relay.
Either when the ignition key is turned to "On" or when engine begins to start. You will see the headlight relay. Every relay has essentially the same terminals. These terminals are demarcated by numbers.

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