Common Signs of Faulty Honda Accord Side Marker Lights
The Honda Accord side marker lights are attached to the front and rear sides of your vehicle. They function as auxiliary safety lights that can be seen by other drivers when you turn on the headlights. If these fail, you might not be always visible to other drivers and pedestrians at night, and this could lead to accidents. Sometimes, however, both side marker lights may not work. Then there are other cases in which they seem to affect the whole headlight or taillight assembly. If you experience either of these symptoms, immediately troubleshoot these problems with the following tips.
One side marker light is not working.
Test all of your car's light functions-right/left signal, daytime running lights, etc.-and have a friend look at each side marker light. If one of them doesn't work, regardless of what light function you turn on, then there must be something wrong with that side's bulb.
From the inner part of the bumper, pop out the headlight assembly on the affected side. There's a clip inside the headlight slot that needs to be pushed in, and the side marker bulb should come right out. Take out the bulb and check if it's burned out. If it is, replace it with a new one. To know what type of bulb your side marker light has, refer to your owner's manual.
Headlight switch is funky, and the corner light indicators remain slightly illuminated.
When you have connected the side marker lights wiring to that of a newly installed headlight assembly, you may experience this problem. In some cases, this issue also includes the battery getting drained overnight.
If you are having this same issue, check the wiring again as you may have spliced the wires wrongly. Do take note of how you want your side marker lights to work. For instance, to have them come on as running lights and turns, splice the side marker lights' blue/green wires to the headlights' blue/green wires together and splice the two components' gray wires together. Then if you want them to come on only as turn signal lights, splice the blue/green to the other blue/green wires and then the gray wire to the black wire. Lastly, if you want them to work only as running lights, splice the blue/green wire to the black wire and then the gray wire to the other blue/green wire.