My Honda Civic High Beams Won't Work

Written by daniel valladares
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The high beams on your Honda Civic are very important for your nighttime visibility. Driving a Honda Civic with faulty headlights can lead to an accident or a "fix it" ticket from local authorities. If the high beams are not working, there could be a loose connector, an old bulb or a broken fuse. All three problems have very simple solutions that only require a few minutes to perform.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Clean rag
  • H4 replacement bulb
  • 15A replacement fuse

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open the bonnet of your Honda Civic. If you are changing the driver's side high beam, remove the power steering reservoir tank by pulling it out of its holder.

  2. 2

    Pull on the electrical connector from the rear of the high beam bulb. The high beam bulb is on the side closest to the middle of the vehicle. If the connector comes out, securely plug it in until you hear a click. If the high beam is still malfunctioning, the bulb may need to be replaced.

  3. 3

    Remove the electrical connector from the bulb by squeezing the connector and pulling it off. Remove the rubber weather seal from the bulb by pulling it off. Unclip the end of the hold-down wire and move it out of the way to access the bulb.

  4. 4

    Pull the old bulb out and use a clean rag to install the H4 replacement bulb. Place the hold-down wire over the bulb and reattach the rubber weather seal. Reconnect the electrical connector and test the headlights. If the high beams are still malfunctioning, the problem may be with the fuse.

  5. 5

    Remove the cover from the under-hood fuse box and locate the fuses numbered "15" and "17." These are the right- and left-hand side headlight fuses. If either fuse is broken, remove it and replace it with a new 15A fuse. Replace the cover onto the fuse box and close the bonnet.

Tips and warnings

  • The fuse needs to be replaced if the metal inside of the fuse is broken into several small pieces.

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