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99 nissan sentra headlamp - hi beam low beam issues

I replaced LH headlamp bulb that was burnt out. Now I'm having issues with high beam and low beam. When I installed the LH headlamp bulb the brights indicator would stay on all the time. When I took the LH headlamp bulb out the brights indicator worked as it should, but there was very little difference between high beam a low beam. Also, with the bulb in, switching from high beam to low beam the switch worked opposite from the way it's supposed to. For example, the brights would normally come on only when you push the switch forward, but not now. Could it be the switch itself that's causing the issue?

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  • kkulpa5 Jan 29, 2009

    I didn't mess with the switch at all and the lamp was installed properly. It's my wife's car and from what I know it worked fine up to the point that it burned out. 

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Could be the switch. did you do anything to the switch when you changedheadlamps? maybe you put the lamp in incorrectly also did the brights work on the lamp that was "burned out"?

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  • luv78 Jan 29, 2009

    I have reread your post and looked up the the lamp. Yours is a halogen with three prongs on the back, correct. It would be difficult to put in backwards, moight not even work at all. To me it sounds like a short in the wiring. The brights indicator should not come on with out a complete path. Kinda like a blinker, if one blinker bulb goes out it should not blink on the dash. When you put the lamp in the indicator came on saying that the brights portion of your lamp was engaged. If you still have the lamps the new and the burnt. Install them each one at a time. Try turning the lights on and off quickly with each, then try it again on bright. If you notice that they do not come on at all sometimes or hesitant it may be your switch.

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