1986 Nissan Maxima passenger side headlight

Tiny
PINGKAIC
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  • 1986 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 171,000 MILES
My passenger side low beam headlight would not light up. The high beam has no problem. Both low and high beam are in the same bulb. No problem with light bulb and socket.

Drivers side has not problem.
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Sunday, January 4th, 2009 AT 8:48 PM

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Tiny
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Replace the bulb. The low beam filament of the bulb has burned out.
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Monday, January 5th, 2009 AT 12:14 AM
Tiny
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I did replace it with a new one and the low beam would not light up. I replaced the bulb with the driver's side and it did not work. I replaced the socket with a new one, it would not work.

I put the passenger's side bulb to the driver's side socket, the lower beam would work.

What could I do? Thank you.
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Monday, January 5th, 2009 AT 7:14 PM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_86maximafuse_2.jpg



Try checking fuse #6 (circled)

Fuse & Circuit Breaker Identification

1 - 15 Amp - Cigarette Lighter, Rear Wiper & Washer, Door Mirror, Aspirator Fan
2 - 15 Amp - Windshield Wiper & Washer, Air Conditioner, Time Control Unit
3 - 10 Amp - Drive Computer (1985-86), Theft Warning System, Extended Storage Switch, Audio, Power Antenna Timer, Combination Meter (Digital), Interior Lights, Clock, Time Control Unit, Auto Air Conditioner (1987-1988), Automatic Seat Belt System (1987-1988), Exhaust Gas Sensor Warning Module (1987)
4 - 10 Amp - Drive Computer (1985-86), Theft Warning System, Trunk Opener, Steplight Relay, Power Antenna Timer (1985-86)
5 - 15 Amp - Exterior Lights, Cornering Light Unit, Illumination, Keyless Entry (1987-1988),
Warning Chime (1987-1988)
6 - 15 Amp - Right Headlight, Theft Warning System (1987-198)
7 - 15 Amp - Left Headlight, Cornering Light System (1987-1988), Theft Warning System (1988)
8 - 10/20 Amp - Rear Window Defogger (1985 10 Amp), Warning Chime (1985 10 Amp), Overdrive Cancel Solenoid (1985 10 Amp), Adjustable Shock Absorber System (1985 10
Amp), Trunk Opener (1986-88 20 Amp)
9 - 10 Amp - ECCS System, Bulb Check Relay, Cruise Control, Theft Warning System, Inhibitor Relay, Power Steering Oil Pressure Switch, Heater Relay, Sunload Sensor Module (1985-86), Auto Air Conditioner (1987-1988), Sonar Suspension (1988)
10 - 10 Amp - Fuel Pump, Fuel Pump Relay
11 - 15 Amp - Blower Motor
12 - 15 Amp - Blower Motor
13 - 10 Amp - Horn, Keyless Entry System
14 - 10/15 Amp - Stoplight, Sonar Suspension (1988)
15 - 10 Amp - Hazard Warning Light, Steering Lock Switch
16 - 20 Amp - Rear Window Defogger
17 - 20 Amp - Rear Window Defogger
18 - 20/10 Amp - Radiator Fan (1985 20 Amp), Injector Blower Amp (1985-87; 1985 20 Amp), Rear Window Defogger (1986-1988), Warning Chime (1986), Overdrive Cancel (1986), Adjustable Shock Absorber System (1986-87), Power Antenna (1987-1988), A/T Control System (1987-1988), Automatic Seat Belt System (1987-1988), Air Conditioner (1987-1988), Exhaust Gas Sensor Warning Amp (1987), Sonar Suspension (1988)
19 - 10 Amp - Gauges, Warning Light, Back-Up Light, Time Control Unit, Vacuum Switch, Hold Relay (1985-87)
20 - 10 Amp - Turn Signal Light, Cruise Control, Power Antenna Timer (1985-86), Drive Computer (1985-86), Voice Warning Unit (1985-86), A/T Control Unit (1985-86), Auto Air Conditioner (1985), Sonar Suspension (1988)
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Monday, January 5th, 2009 AT 11:03 PM
Tiny
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The passenger side low beam is not working, high beam works fine.

I replaced the light bulb, fuse, socket.

The driver side headlight works good. I put the
driver side bulb into the passenger side socket, and the same problem: only high beam and no low beam.

So the problem has to be the power supply to the passenger low beam.

Thanks for your patience.
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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 AT 7:41 PM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_86maximawiring_1.jpg



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Remove the new headlight socket. Use a volt meter, with the headlight switched on, probe orange/black (+) and orange/blue (-). If you have no power, the problem may be in the headlight switch or the headlight sensor.
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Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 AT 9:48 PM
Tiny
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I replaced the switch at the steering column and the
headlight works fine. Thank you.

Tony
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Thursday, January 8th, 2009 AT 1:46 PM
Tiny
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I am glad everything worked well. Good luck.
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Friday, January 9th, 2009 AT 12:27 AM

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