Hi Patty, I have a 2006 Honda Civic. Recently, whenever I go over a bump/pothole, one of my headlights will go out. If I pass over another bump, it turns back on. Is this an indication that the bulb need to be replaced or could it be an electrical problem or short in the wire? The car is not that old. I would have thought the lamp would have lasted longer than this.
It sounds like the connection may be loose. Look at the headlight from under the hood and try pushing the connector in tightly to the socket. Make sure that the headlight itself is seated properly in headlight hole.
The headlight usually is put in and turned to lock into place. If you pull the headlight out make sure not to touch the glass bulb, this will damage it.
〉 Answered on Oct 23rd, 2007 by Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines