Thanks for the electrical input
I appreciate your thoughts. Wouldn't you know, I went through the hassle, and I do mean hassle, of getting the nose entirely apart the other day, basically for nothing.
Now if I was a SMART GUY, I would have ordered that relay months ago, when I was first clued in that it might be a faulty relay. But noooooooo, I take the whole f*^%$ing thing apart, spray WD40 into the connections, look at the wires, and just re-assemble. I had the silly relay in my hand, out of it's case and all, and nothing to replace it with! Ha! Crazy me.
And I took the switch housing apart on the left clip-on and had a look in there as well.
So I did order it yesterday from my local dealer, and they're shipping to my door for $5 postage. HondaPartsNation.com wants $20 bucks to ship this $6 part. Sorry, HOMEY DON'T PLAY THAT. But I did get the part number from HondaNation, and that always helps.
Yes, testing is very easy, according to the service manual, but next time I go to NAPA I have to remember to buy alligator clips for these simple "apply power from battery" kind of tests. But like you say, just because it tests good, what does that mean really? So of course, given the cost, I opt to replace... (Cost in loss of sanity from every single disassembly step being an exercise in extreme patience not calculated.)
And no, I do not have the HID kit.