Head Lights Dim, Check Engine Light On on Honda Accord

A faulty Electric Load Detector (ELD) can cause the head lights to dim and/or illuminate the Check Engine Light. A failed ELD will require replacement.

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Average mileage: 94,996 (29,821–130,000)
3 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005
15 people reported this problem
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2003 Honda Accord 75,000 mi,
Same problem. Lights go dim and then go bright they vary. Haven't noticed the check engine light coming up.
2005 Honda Accord 29,821 mi,
Intermittent problem.. so no repair done yet. Dash lights dim for 10 second then return to normal repeating this continuously over a 40 mile evening drive on interstate highway. Had a/c and radio on which seemed to have it's volume diminished. I've also had the driver side window open on occasion as well as the horn start blowing when the car was in the garage unattended. From all I've read online it appears this is a ELD, Electronic Load Detection repair which for a 2005 Honda Accord 2.4l coupe requires replacing the entire Fuse Box.. can't just replace the ELD. Help! Don't want to pay dealer prices...
2003 Honda Accord 110,000 mi,
Not fixed yet.
2003 Honda Accord 126,000 mi,
Headlights have been dim since I bought the car 7 years ago!! Bought it used
Headlights are dim STOCKTON HONDA said the lamp covers were dirty I should have them cleaned
2003 Honda Accord 106,900 mi,
As we are driving the lights and anything Electric goes wild and blinks to. It sucks alot becuase when it rains it makes it hard to see. they honestly honda needs to realize they need to fix this problem becuase one day someone is going to be killed by this. I love my car but this is a dislike turnoff to much cost in it to fixing it. voltage goes high and low.
extremely low headlights.