CR-V headlight problem
Jan

Pittsburgh, PA

#27 Nov 23, 2010
Have the same problem with my 2005 CRV, first time they went out at about 20k, have replaced both sides yearly since, now it's getting to be every 6mths. This time somehting shorted and the socket is burnt.
I've never replaced this many bulbs in all the vehicles I've owned
Bill

Grand Rapids, MI

#28 Nov 24, 2010
My wife's 2003 CRV has the same issue, both low beam headlights stopped but the high beams are fine. I checked the bulbs and they are ok. I will see what the Honda Dealer says on Friday. If the estimate comes in high, I have a idea that swapping the wiring at both headlights from the high beam to low beam, I may be able to fix it and just leave the headlights on "high beam" all of the time.
liner

Boonton, NJ

#29 Nov 24, 2010
Bill wrote:
My wife's 2003 CRV has the same issue, both low beam headlights stopped but the high beams are fine. I checked the bulbs and they are ok. I will see what the Honda Dealer says on Friday. If the estimate comes in high, I have a idea that swapping the wiring at both headlights from the high beam to low beam, I may be able to fix it and just leave the headlights on "high beam" all of the time.
Don't think that'll work Bill. Sounds to me like a problem with the headlight switch.
Abigail

Ilford, UK

#30 Nov 24, 2010
A naked wire short circuited my 1997 honda crv low beam lights and completely lost all lights i.e. no dash lights, rear lights and headlights. I checked the 30Amp fuse in the hood and was blown. I replaced it and still no lights. What could be the problem.
Bill

Grand Rapids, MI

#31 Dec 4, 2010
liner wrote:
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Don't think that'll work Bill. Sounds to me like a problem with the headlight switch.
You were right, liner. The dealership replaced the headlight switch (the entire turn signal handle) for about $195 parts and labor. Not nearly as much as earlier postings had me thinking it may cost. Phew.
Brian B

Nashville, TN

#32 Dec 16, 2010
Jim wrote:
I'm on the third lamp for EACH SIDE in the last year. Seems I'm replacing one per month. Honda does not always deserve the high quality distinction.
Same here! We've replaced 4 headlights in the last year and a half!
liner

Bronx, NY

#33 Dec 16, 2010
Bill wrote:
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You were right, liner. The dealership replaced the headlight switch (the entire turn signal handle) for about $195 parts and labor. Not nearly as much as earlier postings had me thinking it may cost. Phew.
That wasn't bad, Bill. Glad it's fixed.
Bob B

Somerville, MA

#34 Dec 16, 2010
The low beam headlights on my 2005 CRV have been replaced 8 times during the past 4 years, most recently yesterday. It seems that Honda does not want to acknowledge this problem and stand behind their product. I'm at point after buying three Hondas over the past 15 years to return to another company when I purchase my next car. This is a safety issue, along with an inconvenience, and an extra expense. I'm very disappointed with the Herb Chambers Dealership in Westborough, MA where I purchased my can and routinely have it serviced.
Jeremy

Chicago, IL

#35 Feb 1, 2011
I have a 2006 CRV and have to replace a bulb ever month. I just had a bulb replaced this weekend and it's out again. When I took it to Honda they said there was nothing wrong. Claimed that someone must have gotten oil on the bulb. But it keeps happening, over and over. This last time, I had them tape up the grommet, thinking that maybe water was getting into the housing and shorting out the bulb. But it's out again.
liner

Bronx, NY

#36 Feb 1, 2011
Jeremy wrote:
I have a 2006 CRV and have to replace a bulb ever month. I just had a bulb replaced this weekend and it's out again. When I took it to Honda they said there was nothing wrong. Claimed that someone must have gotten oil on the bulb. But it keeps happening, over and over. This last time, I had them tape up the grommet, thinking that maybe water was getting into the housing and shorting out the bulb. But it's out again.
There's got to be either a grounding problem or maybe a vibration/loose housing.
Tina

High Springs, FL

#37 Feb 15, 2011
We have the same problem - 2003 Honda CRV, both headlights went out at the same time - does anyone know if there is a factory recall whereby Honda is repairing this problem? It seems logical since SO many people are having this problem. The story of being on a backroad in Canada seems a little scary to say the least. Thanks in advance for your response(s)
jred

Humble, TX

#38 Mar 8, 2011
It's the damn socket that they made the bulb plug into. A dealer told me today the sockets cause problems.
liner

Bronx, NY

#39 Mar 9, 2011
jred wrote:
It's the damn socket that they made the bulb plug into. A dealer told me today the sockets cause problems.
Could very well be. A close look at the socket might tell what's wrong.
Mindy

United States

#40 Mar 21, 2011
Found this thread the other night. In January 2011 my low beams failed and the dealer could not diagnose the problem-- I took my 2002 Honda CR-V in to get new bulbs ( one of which was less than a year old), and when that didn't solve the problem they kept it for a day to try to figure it out. Unfortunately, the lowbeams randomly started working again and so they gave it back with no answers. Happened again this week, and this time I dropped if off with printouts of what I had found here and elsewhere. It was indeed the switch and harness that needed replacing as a meltdown had occurred. Charge was $250.
Gordon

Leesburg, VA

#41 Mar 22, 2011
I keep replacing either headlights every 6 mths, I tried bulb grease and that appeared to increase the frequency of burn out. I own a 2006 Honda CRV. The bulbs I buy are from Auto Zone. Why do they keep burning out?
Gordon

Leesburg, VA

#42 Mar 23, 2011
I am interested in class action.
sgp

United States

#43 Apr 7, 2011
I have a strange problem with my 2006 CR-V. I had it in for service about a month ago and the drivers side headlight was out so I had them replace both bulbs. Now the drivers side headlight goes out intermittently. Sometimes it's on and sometimes it's not.

This isn't the first time I have had problems with the bulbs. Once one burned out and I replaced it and in a month or so the other one burned out and I tried two new bulbs and neither would work. I took it in to the dealer and they tried a new bulb and then both of them went out. They replaced both bulbs again and magically everything worked.
liner

Bronx, NY

#44 Apr 7, 2011
sgp wrote:
I have a strange problem with my 2006 CR-V. I had it in for service about a month ago and the drivers side headlight was out so I had them replace both bulbs. Now the drivers side headlight goes out intermittently. Sometimes it's on and sometimes it's not.
This isn't the first time I have had problems with the bulbs. Once one burned out and I replaced it and in a month or so the other one burned out and I tried two new bulbs and neither would work. I took it in to the dealer and they tried a new bulb and then both of them went out. They replaced both bulbs again and magically everything worked.
Wiring problem or bulb sockets.
James

Waltham, MA

#45 Apr 11, 2011
My CRV headlight had similiar problem. I guess I'm alone.

James @ carpartscorner.com
Gordon Chamberlain

Leesburg, VA

#46 Apr 11, 2011
sharie wrote:
In Dec.'05 the headlight on my "NEW" 2006 CR-V blew out within a day or two of purchase. I took it back to the dealer who replaced it with new one. I'm thinking, "bad omen." Now 36.5 months and 39,000 miles later, the headlight is out again (I think it's the other one, but am not certain). I'm thinking "faulty headlight" or electrical problem? Anyone else with this problem? I want the dealer to replace this one without charge since I think it should not happen so soon. Any ideas/suggestions?
I replace my headlights (both) every year...something defective with CRV

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