Headlight Failure

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TOM KAHL
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  • 2005 HONDA CRV
Electrical problem 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 143000 miles

I am constantly changing the headlight on the passenger side. The shop where I take my car could not detect any cracks or moisture in the light fixture.
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Thursday, May 8th, 2008 AT 8:35 AM

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Tiny
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A couple of important things with the headlighlights is the bulb an not be touched by bare skin, or the oils from the skin will cause pre-mature failure. The housing and the bulb must be secure, no movement and lastly there have been some lousy quality bulbs on the market, try a different brand.
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Thursday, May 8th, 2008 AT 9:06 AM
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I am having the same problem with the bulbs burning out driver and passenger sides, I also am experiencing being shocked when I touch the door to close it upon exiting. Have taken car to Honda after telling them the issues of coarse they look at me like I'm nuts. They did a diagnostics test and of coarse they said nothing wrong $100 later. Replaced with. "Honda factory bulb", Now tonight its out again and I got pulled over by the cops. I tried to tell them (Honda)about the failed electrical connector at the headlight switch that was a recall on 2002-04. Was a waste of my time because I'm a woman and I surely don't know WTF I'm talking about.
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Thursday, September 28th, 2017 AT 9:56 PM
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KEN
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This could be a problem with the alternator diode leaking which causes AC voltage to be generated. This will cause the lights to blow out and for you to feel the electrical.

You can confirm the problem by following this guide.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-alternator

Please let us know what you find.

Cheers, Ken
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Friday, September 29th, 2017 AT 11:10 AM

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