Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
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Honda Civic

What would cause the headlights on a 1993 Honda Civic to come on gradually instead of immediately?

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October 16, 2008 5:42PM

If it affects both headlights, it sounds like you have a wiring problem such as a bad ground wire (rusty connection causing high resistance in the circuit) or possibly or partially broken wire where most of the strands are broken possibly from being pinched or rubbing against something. It could also be melted or burnt contacts in the 'light switch" in the steering column. If it's just a problem with 1 headlamp, check the bulb and bulb socket for condition, i.e, burnt, corroded or melted contacts or a bad ground wire.