Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Headlights wont turn on?

asked by on

My high beams work but my right light will go out once I put the regular lights

My car has 195000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: This could be as simple as a failed bulb or...

This could be as simple as a failed bulb or a failed fuse, or it could be a wiring issue. I would of course start with checking the bulb and fuse. There are either separate bulbs, or separate elements within the same bulb for high beam vs low beam. So even though your high beams work, you could have a failed low beam bulb or element on the right side. I would start by replacing the right low beam bulb, and see if it works again. You should also check the fuses, as many vehicles have a separate fuse for each side low beam, and each side high beam, for a total of 4 headlight fuses. If after checking the fuses and replacing the right low beam bulb, your headlight still is not working, then you should seek help from a professional. YourMechanic can send a certified technician to your home or work to diagnose your headlight issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Rear window not closing

The window regulator or motor is the most likely cause of the window not going down. If you hear the motor running, but the window does not move, then the regulator is broken. If you do not hear the motor,...

Q: Ticking when car starts up but then fades away after minutes.

Hi there. Sometimes an engine will tick when it's first starting due to a lack of lubrication on top of the motor. The ticking sound is commonly caused by opening and closing valves or rocking arms. This could mean the...

Q: Vibration in drivetrain

Hi there. This vibration could be caused by a number of things. However, the first place I would look is the driveshaft and u-joints. The driveshaft is used to transfer engine torque from the transmission output shaft to the rear...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...