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My name is ***** *****. I am having a problem with my 2003 Altima. My left side low beam went out. I changed the bulb. It still didn't work so I changed it again. It still did

Mechanic's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

It still didn't work. I checked the fuses and that fuse was blown. I changed the fuse, with the correct fuse, and it blew as soon as I turn my headlights on. How do I fix this?

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Nissan Mechanic: cloe0626, Auto Mechanic replied 2 years ago
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hello my name is ***** ***** the fuse keeps blowing you have an exposed wire in the headlight harness causing a short that blows the fuse

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Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hey there, thanks for the question.

Do you have standard headlamps or HID lights?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I guess they are just standard.
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 2 years ago

Thanks, ***** ***** simplify things then as there is no Ballast integrated into the unit.

The reason the fuse is blowing is because the amperage draw is too high on the circuit for that headlight, you need to find the short (which is 8 out of 10 times the headlight socket itself)

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Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 2 years ago

A good place to start would be remove the low beam lamp and get an electrical parts cleaner and clean the bulb connecter and dry it out with shop air.

Replace the fuse and then put the bulb back in. If the fuse blows when you put the bulb back in you can try swapping just the bulb and see if it fixes it, but more than likely it will be the bulb connector that needs replaced.

If you need anything else let me know, if not be sure to leave a kind rating.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I fixed it. The problem was the ground was loose.
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 2 years ago

Good deal, thanks for the follow up.

if you need anything else let me know.

thanks

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