2006 Infinity M35

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  • 2006 INFINITI M35
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My Infinity M35 keeps blowing the low beam headlight fuses. What can I do?

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 2:30 PM

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Is the fuse of the correct rating?
Does the fuse blow immediately when headlights are turned on?
If not, is the headlight working correctly

There must be a shorting somewhere and if it is intermittent, there could be a bare wire somewhere that is getting grounded intermittently.

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 4:13 PM
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You need to start at one end of the wiring and trace it to see where the short is located.

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 4:14 PM
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Fuse is correct. Yes it does blow immediately and light never comes on.

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 4:17 PM
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Unplug the bulb connector and test if problem goes away, there is a short in the bulb. Check for wires that have been clamped or bared due to abrasion.

If any impact damages had occurre prior to this occurring, check if any wires had been damaged.

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 4:47 PM
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Ok but do I have to take the wheel off to do this or is there an easier way?

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 4:49 PM
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HEADLAMP (OUTER) LOW BEAM
1. Turn lighting switch OFF.
2. Disconnect negative battery cable or remove circuit fuse.
3. Remove fender protector (front). Refer to "REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION".
4. Turn plastic cap counterclockwise and unlock it.
5. Unlock retaining spring and remove bulb from headlamp.
6. Remove bulb from its socket.

REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Fender Protector

REMOVAL
1. Remove rear end screw of fender protector (rear).
2. Remove clips of fender protector (rear).
3. Remove plastic clamp from wheelhouse arches, and then remove fender protector (rear) from wheel house.
4. Remove screws of front under cover.
5. Remove front end screw of fender protector (front).
6. Remove front end clip of fender protector (front).
7. Remove fender protector (front) from wheel house.

INSTALLATION
Install in the reverse order of removal.

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 5:12 PM
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Thank you very much.

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 5:17 PM
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You're welcome.

Keep me updated of the progress.

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 5:23 PM
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I will do that. As long as I am the one doing it. Now I'm wondering if it would just be better to take it in. I wouldn't want to do more damage than what is already going on.

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 5:41 PM
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Checking electrical faults can be a costly job so you have to be prepared for that if you send it in.

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 5:55 PM
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I know thats kind of why I was hoping to do this myself but I definitely will let ya know how it goes.

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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 6:07 PM
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Ok I disconnected the low beams at the bulb and the fuses still blew. Now my AFS light is on also.

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Monday, December 13th, 2010 AT 4:55 PM
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AFS = Adaptive Front-lighting System.

When the headlight system gas a malfunction or the wiring were disconnected, the indicator light could come on. Have you reconnected the headlamp wiring?

Is vehicle equipped with Daytime Running Lights?
Are both fuses blowing? Can you provide me the EXACT fuse that is blowing?

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 AT 12:19 PM
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Yes I did but did not replace the fuses again

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 AT 3:03 PM
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Which fuse is blowing? # 76 or 86 or both?

Is vehicle equipped with DRL?

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 AT 3:11 PM
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Both and im not sure what DLR is or if I have it.

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 AT 3:16 PM
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DRL = Daytime Running Lights.

Headlights would automatically turn on when vehicle is running during the day.

Both fuses supplies power to the right and left headlamp low beams directly and you have a short somewhere between the fuse and headlamp bulbs.

If you have any impact damages, check around the area for damaged wireharnesses. Check the wireharness between the IPDM E/R and headlamps. Look out for signs of bared wires, panel edges cutting into the wireharnesses.

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 AT 6:33 PM
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Ok Ill do that. Thank you. Can you tell me what the IPDM E/R is actually?

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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 AT 2:17 PM
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Inteligient Power Distribution Module Engine/Relay box. It is actually the underhood relay box.

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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 AT 2:56 PM
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Ok thank you again. The car actually was in a collision last Oct. It was on the drivers side and the body repair man did have to work inside the driver side door panel. They did good body work but I dont think they knew much about the mechanical or electrical aspects of the car. Is there something inside the door panel that has anything to do with the head lights?

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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 AT 3:17 PM

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