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Headlights work normally with key / ignition off. and low…

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Hi. headlights work normally...

Hi. headlights work normally with key / ignition off. Hi and low beams both sides. Turn key on, or start, and only right side works, but stays on hi beam...

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? Have you checked the bulbs?

Yes, replaced the bulbs, fuses seem fine

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Nissan?

2003 nissan xterra SE/supercharged

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Xterra yourself? What have you tried so far?

Changed the bulbs, checked fuses under hood.. with key off, headlights work normally. key in start position, R. headlight switched to hi beam. No difference in that light if I toggle the hi/lo headlight switch

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Thats it

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 8 months ago
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So the head lights work normal when the truck is off, but as soon as you turn the truck on, only the right side works? Is that correct?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Correct. Only right side, and is on high beam. Just replacedDRL module. Key off.... i have high and low beam. They toggle normally. If i start truck, i have DRL, and still have DRL if i turn park lights on. Once i turn headlight switch to on.... driver side goes out and pass side goes to high beam. No change when i toggle between high and low beam
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 8 months ago
Can we continue this later? I am now working and will be online around 7 pm est
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 8 months ago

I had time to review the wiring diagram.. Can you read a wiring diagram? This is all pointed to the DTRL control module. I know you said you replaced it. But we may need to check the wiring for a short which could be damaging it. Also was the old DTRL module and the new one both doing the same exact thing?

Also was this a new or used DTRL module?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Hi, sorry but im back up north working. I purchased a new DTRL module from nissan.
Old module: low beams, no drl and only 1 high beam.
New module: 2 drl. 1 high beam and no low beam with ignition on
With ignition off i had both low beam and high beam.
Once key was switched to start, i lost both low and high beams. Toggling the hi/low switch did nothing. The one high beam stayed lighted. Turn key to off, and hi/low function returned.
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 8 months ago

I am away for the holiday, I will be back Friday evening. Can you wait till then so we can continue?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Sure
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