Question about Infiniti QX4
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Look directly behind the headlight box if there is a rubber sleave covering the plug take it off. Unplug the wires from the bulb, there may be a saftey clip you will have to pry up to get it off.after you get the plug off the bulb holder should twist counterclockwise then it will pull right off.When you change the bulb just remember to wipe your body oil off the bulb before attaching it back into the headlight box. Then plug it back in and your in business. The high beam has three wires and the low beam has two wires. The bulb will have to be the right one.
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Posted on Nov 25, 2008
First off, make sure that the gas cap is tightened beyond three clicks. If it is and has been then there are many things that could be causing the light to come on. But let me start by assuring you that it is not something that requires immediate attention. The sole purpose of the service engine light is to detect malfunctions of emissions related components. If the gas cap isn't tight, the computer system detects an incorrect amount of pressure inside the tank due to vapor leaking out of the filler neck. If the cap is tightened after a period of time the computer detects the right pressure and the light will go off. However, on QX4's the most common cause of the light is oxygen sensors, or cam and crank position sensors, and finally intake valve timing control sensors or solenoids. O2 sensors measure the amount of oxygen in the exhaust gas. Normally I have seen that in damp and wet conditions these sensors are more likely to intermittenly give false readings. That being said, although the SES light is not an emergency situation, it will need to be addressed at some point, as the Engine control module takes the readings from these various sensors and automatically adjusts things like idle control, and air fuel mixture ratio, and eventually will to some point affect the performance of the vehicle. I have seen folks drive 100K miles with a service engine light on, so if you don't want to spend a 200 or so dollars right away, I would take the car to autozone, have the codes retrieved, and report back to this forum, at that point I would be able to advise you a little further. But more than likely you could continue driving the car without any driveablility issues.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
It is really not that difficult for an 01 qx4, and if you order the bulb online you'll save enough money that if it takes you two or three tries (and bulbs) you'll still save over what the dealer or a mechanic would charge you:
Don't touch anything on the new bulb besides the plastic base (don't touch the glass!)
1. Make sure you disconnect the battery before anything else (you don't want to get shocked by these high voltage babies). If you're replacing the passenger side bulb, take the battery out for more room to work, especially to see what's going on in there (you can undo the air filter case on the drivers side for the same benefit, again--disconnect the battery first). 2. Find and unscrew the round, black, plastic lid behind the headlight, it's up and to the left. 3. You'll see a shiny metal connector with electrical warnings printed on it and Michael Jackson glove looking wiring attached to it. Turn that gently to the left to open up access to the actual bulb (you'll now see the bottom/back of the bulb--a black circle with a small metal tip in the middle). 4. Unhook the two metal braces that hold the bulb in place (push in gently to let wire out--kind of like unhooking a bungee cord or unsetting a mouse trap). 5. Pay attention how the two divots on the bulb case line up with the little nubs at the top of the encasing (you have to put the new one in lining up the same way.) 6. You can now take out the bulb. You might consider practicing the replacement sequence with your old bulb that you just took out before sticking the new one in there--just to get the hang of it so you aren't banging the new one around. 7. Once you've got the bulb back in there just put everything else back in place in reverse order. 8. Wash those dirty hands and try turning on your lights. 9. Go celebrate your automotive victory by driving somewhere at night!
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
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