ONE HEADLIGHT WORKS THEN SHUTS OFF WHEN HI BEAMS ARE ON

  • Tiny
  • kmelquist
  • 1988 Nissan 200SX
  • 143,500 miles

Replaced headlights, checked relays, headlights come up and only passengers side works but when hi beam is switched it it goes off I tested relays and they work. I cannot locate the headlight sensor could that be the problem? Any ideas? Or locations?

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 1:16 AM

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  • saturntech9
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So you have pop up head lights and both low beams work but the left high beam is inop?

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 1:20 AM
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No only low beam on passenger side works both headlights are new

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 1:36 AM
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So passenger side low beam only and when you switch to high beam no head lights?Do I have it right now?

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 1:39 AM
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Yes

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 1:43 AM
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Have you checked the wires to them for being broken etc?

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 2:16 AM
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  • kmelquist
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Yes all the way back to relays

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 2:32 AM
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What is the location of the headlight sensor?

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 4:28 AM
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  • saturntech9
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The head light sensors are usually right up on top of the dash pad right on top of the dash.I dont thats bad from whats going on. Do you have a multimeter to do some testing?

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 4:32 AM
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Yes I do.

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 4:46 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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Check the fuses if you have not done so.

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 1:32 PM

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