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I just bought a 2005 Nissan Quest and the low beam

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I just bought a 2005 Nissan Quest and the low beam headlights went out. I got replacement bulbs for the low beam lights, with the right part # (HB4 U 9006) as shown in the owners manual, a but when in took the 1st bulb out to replace it the new bulb would not fit. After looking at the inside of the connection I noticed that the slotting inside was different. Looking at the part # on the old bulb it is not the same, but it's the number for the high beams (HB3 U 9005)? Any idea whats up ?

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

Not yet, I have only had the car for one week & its been awhile since I have worked on any auto, still getting a feel for it. But my question is why the wrong part # in both the manual & the parts store.

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

Yes, just getting the parts & putting the new bulbs in. Also, the old bulb does not look burned out.

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

Yes, about the wrong bulbs being used in the wrong place, low beams for high beams & high beams for low?

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Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago
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Hey there, Jake here.I’ll see if I can help. Give me a few minutes.
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Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago
Has the headlamp ever been replace? Front end collision?You can also replace the pigtails, anything look newer? Are both sides the same?
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I just bought the van, have no idea of past. Everything looks org. can't be sure at this point
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago
I just looked up the parts on your van. The bulb you bought is the high beam part# not the low beam.He part that was installed was the correct one.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Lets do this on line.
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago
That’s fine what other questions you have? The bulb you bought was the high beam? That’s why it doesn’t fit.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No the HB4 U 9006 is the low beam by the owners manual & that's what I bought, but the one I removed was HB3 U 9005, the high beam, it was in the low beam socket.
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago
Your owners manual is wrong. The parts database I looked in has them the opposite.
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Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago
I’m sorry your right I’m misreading your reply. Geeze
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Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago
Did the previous owner switch the bulb locations on accident. Is the harness pulled back from the assembly
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I wondered if that was possible ( the onwers manual being wrong), but the HB4 U 9006 is 51w and the HB3 U 9005 is 60w, again by the manual. Isn't the higher wattage bulb for the high beams? No the harness looks fine as far as I can tell.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I will have to check the high beam socket to see if it is in the wrong place. I hate buying used cars, but money is very tight right now. The rest of the car seems fine, at least for now ?
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago
Check it out and let me know! The only serious problems I see on these cars is timing chain tensioner failures but you would know as it makes noise when starting if that’s the case.
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