1997 Infiniti J30 Headlights

Tiny
JAZDRE
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  • 1997 INFINITI J30
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 13,500 MILES
I notice that my right side headlights was inop, high beam low beam not working. I checked the lamp by removing the good lamp from the left side and placed it in the right side. Problem followed. I then checked power to the right side/no-light side; I did not have power to the light plug. While playing with the lights my battery drained, not normal for a short time with the lights on. Anyway, I jumped the car and the right side lights started working. However, for a short time. I cleaned the lamp plug and lamp worked for a short time. Also I do not have any high bean to the bad side, normally if the light is bad you will still have a high beam it’s two different lamps, right? Anyway, I cleaned the ground on the car battery and checked voltage with car off and car running everything checked out. Relay?
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Monday, July 27th, 2009 AT 5:26 AM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi jazdre,

Thank you for the donation.

Is your vehicle equipped with Daytime Running Lights?
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Monday, July 27th, 2009 AT 8:12 AM
Tiny
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Yes my j30 has running lights
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Monday, July 27th, 2009 AT 2:21 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Here is a diagram of the healight circuits for your understanding. Since jump starting the vehicle had the headlight working briefly, the most likely cause would be the DRL control unit. Check the control unit wire harness connector and note if there are any contaminations.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_HeadlightDRL97J30a01a_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_HeadlightDRL97J30a01b_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_DRLControlUnit97J30_1.jpg

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 AT 8:16 AM
Tiny
JAZDRE
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Is the DRl the same as the headloight relay? Also I ca not read the wiring diagram not. Thank you
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 AT 9:02 AM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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No, the DRL Unit is not the same as headlight relays. It is a small control box with 14 terminals.

Sorry the diagrams did not show up well. I am only able to print the diagrams to mdi files and can send it to you via email if you have the program to open it.
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 AT 9:30 AM
Tiny
JAZDRE
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Like you guys suggested the DRL relay was bad, replaced it ops check goof, thanks
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Thursday, July 30th, 2009 AT 6:48 PM
Tiny
JAZDRE
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Ok OPS CHECK GOOD. Replaced DRL relay thanks guys
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Thursday, July 30th, 2009 AT 6:50 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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You are welcomed.

Thought we goofed ;)

Thank you for using 2Carpros
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Friday, July 31st, 2009 AT 8:10 AM

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