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Nissan maxima 2005 passenger side headlight is dark. Need

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Nissan maxima 2005 passenger side headlight is dark. Need help to diagnose and repair
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Checked headlight fuses
JA: Have you located the fuse box? Have you checked the circuit?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Both high and low beams are out
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 months ago.

this sounds as if you may have a bad ground connection on the right side

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
How can I verify that it is a bad ground connection and what is the corrective action?
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 months ago.

i will give you some tests/checks that will help you find your problem

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 months ago.

PLEASE COPY AND PASTE the link below to your browser, I have uploaded more info on this there please copy and paste the link below to your main browser[INTERNET EXPLORER or FIREFOX]

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/o0l6yi1meznr5ua/0705-maxima-Headlamp%20Low%20Beam%20Does%20Not%20Illuminate.doc?dl=0

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if the link doesn’t work that way, try it this way

thanks

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www.dropbox.com/s/o0l6yi1meznr5ua/0705-maxima-Headlamp%20Low%20Beam%20Does%20Not%20Illuminate.doc?dl=0

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
This looks like HID diagnostic. I have non-HID headlamps.Also this is dagnositic for low beam only failure mode whereas I have both high and low beams out. Please advise.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
ahhhh now I see second file for both lights...
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 months ago.

yes,,i have it all on there,,the xenon also

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thanks Tim, I will have to digest this.
Do you know what file and page I should be starting on?
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 months ago.

sense it doesnt aork on high or low,,skip the first diagnostic table and go to the 2nd one.

again,i think you have a bad ground on the right side..

follow the test,you will find your problem

thanks

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
One last thing. What do I do if it is a bad ground?
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 months ago.

you fix it..it needs to ground to the cars body/frame

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 months ago.

the tests shows how to test with your volt meter

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Tnx
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 months ago.

you are very welcome

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