If your headlights vary in intensity on a 2003 or later Accord, Elementor Odyssey Have Dealer Check

Discussion in 'Accord' started by John Horner, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. John Horner

    John Horner Guest

    I noticed that our '03 Accord headlights were varying between two
    brightness levels recently. A bit of research turned up Honda Service
    Bulletin 05-034 which addresses this issue. It is caused by a poor
    solder joint internal to the Electronic Load Detector (ELD).

    In the case of the Accord the repair involves replacing the entire
    under-hood fuse box. On some vehicles they are able to replace the ELD
    as a stand-alone item while on other models it apparently is integrated
    into the fuse box.

    I'm happy to say that Honda paid for the replacement 100% as a goodwill
    adjustment even though our car was past the warranty mileage. One thing
    I like about Honda is that they seem to stand up and pay for
    design/manufacturing defects even if the customer is technically SOL due
    to warranty limitations. This certainly was never my experience as a GM
    customer :(.

    Any company can produce a product which has a problem, but Honda seems
    to be one of the few which goes the extra mile to make customers whole.
    Seems like a smart advertising strategy to me!

    John Horner, Sep 4, 2006
  2. John Horner

    Art Guest

    Our hybrid headlights suck. How dim did the headlights get? Did they
    permanently dim or was it a flicker? Thanks for the post.
    Art, Sep 4, 2006
  3. John Horner

    John Horner Guest

    It was a very slight change in intensity, not huge and not enough to
    make the lights "suck". In reality it was just barely noticeable. In
    fact, my wife didn't notice it at all and she usually drives the car.

    John Horner, Sep 4, 2006
  4. John Horner

    Joe LaVigne Guest

    Sure is. Stories like yours, coupled with bad experiences with the US
    makers, is why I bought a Honda...

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    Joe LaVigne, Sep 4, 2006
  5. John Horner

    Art Guest

    Was it a one time permanent change or do they flicker? Thanks again.
    Art, Sep 4, 2006
  6. John Horner

    John Horner Guest

    They flickered from low to high to low to high output while driving.
    Never off, just varrying in brightness.

    John Horner, Sep 5, 2006
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