Since your headlights and other car lights are some of the components that you always use when you drive, it is important that you have a good way of operating them. This is where a good headlight switch becomes necessary. This part has an
running lights functions, but if your car has automatic headlights, you get an additional
auto position. When you notice that your headlights are not as responsive as before when you operate them with the switch, it might be that the contacts or the wiring connections of the headlight switch are problematic. Also, you might notice over time that a burning stench comes up whenever you flick the switch. When you get to the point when your switch jams, that is the legitimate reason to replace the component. A replacement switch may be enough, but before buying this product, let us first put the unit under scrutiny.
- Blade-type switch
- With a six-prong male terminal
- Mounts on the dashboard
- Controls parking lights
- With a plastic housing
- Original equipment replacement
- Sold individually
- Comes with a year of unlimited-mileage warranty
We tested this component on a Honda Civic and a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, and here is what we have to say:
- Upon visual inspection, the headlight switch looked okay. The plastic material was thick enough, and it was made in a way that no excess molding was showing.
- Prior to the installation, we checked if all of the buttons were working. We pressed them alternately, and we were satisfied that they were not jamming or anything.
- The six prongs of the male terminal were equal in shape and size and spaces.
- After the installation, we tested all of the lights of the two cars that the headlight switch was controlling. The headlights turned on just at the right moment the
onbutton was pressed. The same happened with the parking lights, brake lights, turn signals, and dashboard lights.
- The installation manual did not include additional instructions on how to remove the dashboard of the cars, for the manual only focused on the installation of the headlight switch itself. Since removing the dashboard to wire the component correctly was the hardest part of the procedure, the lack of tips and instructions caused the project to take up additional thirty minutes.
This replacement headlight switch is actually one of the cheapest units out there. The construction is acceptable, and it even comes with a year of warranty, which makes it kind of a worthy buy. We just hoped that the product came with new wiring connectors so that the switch relay could have been better. Also, it will help if you have some electrical skills; otherwise, just ask a friend who is knowledgeable. All in all, you will not be wasting your money on this product.