2002 Nissan Altima headlights

Tiny
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  • 2002 NISSAN ALTIMA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 11,000 MILES
The headlights on my altima have started going on and off and do not stop. What is causing this and how do I fix it? Thanks
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Friday, August 15th, 2008 AT 9:53 PM

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Tiny
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Does it happen when the vehicle is not running?

Do you have an anti-theft system. Factory or aftermarket?
Is it a random blinking or a steady consistent flashing?
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Saturday, August 16th, 2008 AT 7:22 AM
Tiny
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The vehicle is rebuilt, there is no alarm system. Both lights flash on and off when the car is running. It started when the lights where on auto, turning them on manually they stopped flashing for a short time then both started flashing again.
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Saturday, August 16th, 2008 AT 9:08 AM
Tiny
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Does it have Day time running lights?

IF so here is the diagram:


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_nis1_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_nis2_1.jpg



Rebuilt huh? Need to find where the pulse is coming from with a test light.

Be glad to email you a copy of the diagram..
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Saturday, August 16th, 2008 AT 9:45 AM
Tiny
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It does not have daytime running lights. When it became dark last night the flashing stopped. They are not flashing today.
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Saturday, August 16th, 2008 AT 12:42 PM
Tiny
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Hmmm. Just drive it in the dark. ;-)

IF it continues, I'll get the other diagram. Surprised it doesn't especially based on the new info. Although, the darkness probably has nothing to do with it, since it is happening in the daylight.
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Saturday, August 16th, 2008 AT 3:37 PM
Tiny
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So do you think this caused by a relay problem or a wiring problem on headlight control arm?
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Saturday, August 16th, 2008 AT 7:50 PM
Tiny
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Anything is possible with a rebuilt situation.

You want to assume that everything was done right. But.

I'm thinking a relay. I'm not the greatest electrical guy by far though. Either the system is is controlled by the ground being interupted or the power being interupted for it to flash. Since it is a consitent type of flash it makes me think internal problem with a relay Do you want the other diagram? IF so, do you want it emailed? You can send a PM with your address to me if you do.
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Sunday, August 17th, 2008 AT 8:42 AM
Tiny
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You can e-mail that to me. I will probably check the relay first. Thanks for all your help. I'll definetly use you again. Mike
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Sunday, August 17th, 2008 AT 5:46 PM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_cystal_ball_11.jpg



IT's getting clearer....

IT says your email is :


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_deletecystal_ball_1.jpg



:-)
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Sunday, August 17th, 2008 AT 8:02 PM

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