1999 Nissan Sentra

Tiny
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Electrical problem
1999 Nissan Sentra 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I just replaced my headlight bulbs and for some reason the high beam light on the dash is on. But the high beams are not
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Monday, February 23rd, 2009 AT 2:18 PM

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Tiny
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Let me try to understand. With the switch at high beam on (the stalk pushed forward), the high beam indicator is on but the actual high beam headlamps not turned on. Is that right? Do you have low beam lights? Do you have daytime running light? DRL does not apply for US model.
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 3:54 AM
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The vehicle dose not have day time running lights. And the stick that you would push back for high beams is in normal position. But the high beam light on the dash is still on
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 8:47 AM
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Check your head lamp operations again. The high beam indicator is also a sensor to tell you that there is a bulb burned out, be it low or high beam.

I know that you just replaced one may be both headlamps. Do these tests. Have an assistant turn the headlamp switch on. Check to make sure that both the low beam lights are on and with the same brightness/intensity. Now turn the high beams on. Do the same intensity test again. Now pull the stalk to "pull-to-pass" mode (pull the stalk towards the driver). Do the same intensity test again.

If all beams turn on with same brightness that they are meant to be, replace the theft warning lamp relay in your relay box.
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 9:33 AM
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I'm going to check that relay. But I'm thinking can it be the switch.
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 10:03 AM
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It is remotely possible that the switch is bad. But the relay is in between the switch and the indicator. You always diagnose a circuit from A to B to C to D, not jumping from A directly to D.
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 6:39 PM

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