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Why would the high beams not work on a 1987 Accord if all fuses are good and the headlights have been replaced?

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2006-02-23 05:55:09
2006-02-23 05:55:09

Not familiar with the vehicle, but a generic answer could be a bad relay (assuming they used one) or a bad high-low beam switch. Good luck

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