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Left headlight & daytime running lights not working

Replaced daytime running light relay, checked emergency brake switch, switched headlight bulbs right to left, checked headlight fuses (ok), right headlight works on low & high beam, high beam indicator light in dash not working,
2002 Nissan Sentra GXE, 1.8L

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  • cmak68 Mar 07, 2009

    I own a 1997 Nissan Altima GXE, and I'm having the same problem. The left headlight does not work in either low beam or high beam, and the daytime running lights do not work at all on both the left and right side.

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SOURCE: Low beam headlights don't work

I have e-mailed you 2 .pdf files, one is the complete headlamp diagram, and the other is the relay locations. Please advise if you need further assistance.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 nissan sentra gxe headlight problem

do you have the right light bulb? i own a 98 sentre and
it takes a 9004 bulb, but walmarts computer said to use 9007. That made the high beam censor stay on till i replaced it. if you look at the bulb you can tell if it is a dual or single beam bulb.!!!!

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 nissan sentra gxe computer

buy a used unit from the junk yard.

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 nissan sentra gxe headlight problem

I switched one of the new bulbs with a working older bulb, and the problem went away. weird...

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SOURCE: 1999 Nissan Sentra GXE timing belt/chain maintenance

good day Sir, your nissan sentra 1999 gxe have a timing chain this is some tips for your routine maintenance.
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SOURCE: daytime running lights work but go out when I turn

Some of these vehicles do this from the factory. Read the owners manual section for daytime running lights.

Posted on Dec 01, 2010

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Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
The ambient light sensor is a light sensitive transistor that varies its voltage signal to the body control module (BCM) in response to changes to the outside (ambient) light level. When the BCM receives this signal it will either turn on the daytime running lights (DRL) or the headlights. Any function or condition that turns on the headlights will cancel the daytime running lamps operation. With the headlight switch in the OFF position, the headlights will either be turned ON or OFF, after an approximate 30 second delay depending on whether daylight or low light conditions are sensed. The HTR A/C IGN fuse in the underhood junction block supplies ignition positive voltage to the daytime running lamp (DRL) relay coil circuit. The DRL relay switch contacts are connected to the low beam circuit. When the headlamp switch is placed in the OFF position, the BCM will either turn on or off the daytime running lamps, depending on whether daylight or low light conditions are sensed. The BCM energizes the DRL relay, closing the switch contacts and grounding the low beam circuit. Ground is provided at G101. The DRL illuminate the low beam headlights at a reduced intensity. The DRL will operate when the ignition switch is in the ON position, the gear selector is not in the PARK position and the parking brake is released. When these conditions have been met and the ambient light sensor indicates daytime conditions, the DRL will illuminate.
DRL operation in Manual Transmission equipped vehicles will occur when the ignition switch is in the ON position, and the parking brake is released. - check fuse's an relay first.
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Headlights won't work on my 04 Aztek, checked fuses, relays and bulbs. All are good, only the fog lights and daytime running lights will come on.


as you checked already fuses, relays and bulbs there must be something wrong with the light switch in the dashboard.
- either a loose connector or worn out contacts. first remove the switch and spray some WD-40 or similar contact spray into the connector from behind - if that does not help you have to replace the light switch with a new one...
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Daytime running lights not working


most models and makes will not have daytime running lights if the emergency brake is on.your brake may be off but the switch may be stuck or bad.check the emergency brake to may sure it is all the way off and then check the switch to make sure it is working properly.

Aug 21, 2012 | 2003 Hyundai Accent

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I have a 98 Chevy 1500, my driver side headlight was working before I went to work and when I got out it wasn't, normally I would think I just burnt a bulb, but my now when I put NY emergency brake on,...


You will need to get that one headlamp working,The daytime running light module alread recieves the signal that the light are off.And the brake switch signal is not being pick up by the daytime running light module.

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Daytime Running Lights Inoperative 2002 Toyota Camry


[Information] For a 2002 Toyota Camry, the Daytime Running Lights (DRL) operate utilizing the High Beams (inner Lamps closer to the center of the vehicle front) at a reduced power.

[The troubleshooting process:] Review the Owner's Manual and ensure the test configuration matches the following criteria:
1. According to the 2002 Toyota Camry Owner's Manual (Check your Owners Manual):
"The DRL system will make your headlights come on at a reduced brightness when:
The light switch s in the "DRL" position.
The ignition is on with the engine running.
The headlight switch is off.
The parking brake is released."


2. Set the Test Conditions according to Step 1 above.

3. Check the headlight bulbs to ensure they are not burned out. If one burns out, there is a fair chance that the other would have burned out at the same time. Replace as necessary. In this case, if the high beams operate, the DRLs should also operate.
4. Test the system, ensuring the step 1 conditions are set. (Engine running, Multi-function Switch on Turn Signals in "DRL" position, headlight switch off (repeating what the manual says -- it should be obvious that in the "DRL" position, the headlight switch should be off / do not have the switch positioned to "High Beam"), and the Parking Brake "off").
5. If DRL lights do not work, check the engine compartment Fuse and Relay Box. there is a 5 Amp DRL fuse -- replace it with the spare. Test (step 4).
6. If it does not work, swap around or replace relays -- there are three (3). Any one of them could be bad (stuck or burned out). Test (step 4).
7. Other less likely possible issues could be that the Multi-function Switch is broken or a connection / wire is broken. [Beyond the scope of this process.]


My problem was that the test configuration did not have the engine running and parking brake off - Step 1. Problem solved with much thought, repetitive tests on the vehicle and going back to the basics -- what does the Owner's Manual say and where are the applicable fuses and relays located?

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The headlight stay on all the time, either daytime running lights or all lights. The car has a sensor bulb in the dash. If you pull the headlight switch on and then push off, they still stay on. Trying...


This sounds like how the headlights on this vehicle are designed to operate. They can be manually turned on if in DRL mode. Setting the park brake before turning the ignition on should keep them from lighting, otherwise they are always on. The light sensor switches between lowbeam and daytime running light modes.

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Headlights do not turn on at the light switch.


manual headlamps

Visual Inspection Chart
Mechanical Electrical
  • Headlamp switch
  • Multifunction switch
  • Central junction box (CJB) fuse:
    • 7 (30A)
    • 30 (15A)
    • 46 (10A)
    • 47 (10A)
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  • Daytime running lamp (DRL) relay No.1


Autolamps

Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Electrical
  • Headlamp switch
  • Central junction box (CJB) fuses:
    • 19 (5A)
    • 56 (30A)
  • Circuitry
  • Headlamp bulb
  • Daytime running lamps (DRL) full relay No.1 (if equipped)
  • Vehicle security module
  • Photocell


If autolamp system, Vehicle security module has a headlamp rela inside of it. under left side of dash.

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Headlights alternate on and off left and right daytime/high beam


although the underhood relay panel is common, I'd check your headlamp bulbs first, these are cheaper than the fuse box. The daytime running lights work off the high beam circuit, thus, a blown highbeam bulb could be the culprit, the fusebox solution was more common on 2001 and up modles, although it's a definite possibility.

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