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My headlight isn't grounded properly, causeing the clip that holds the lightbulb in place to get red & hot! any yet it don't trip the fuse, this seems really really dangerous

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Where is the fuse for power windows on 1997 Rav4?

Well the thing is, it's not a fuse issue. If the drivers side works but the passenger and rear windows do not you most likeley have a bad master window switch (drivers side front). I now that it sounds odd but the only common thing with the remaining windows that are not working is the ground source located in that main switch. You can check to see if there is a ground from that switch but this may be a litle confusing. If you are able to remove that main switch in the drivers door but leave it plugged in here is how you check for a ground. Get a test light and connect the "alligator" clip part of it to a hot (positive) wire or terminal. In the back of that plug stick the "pointy" end of the test light into different wires. The wires you will want to check is the green & red one, The blue and white one, The red and yellow one, the red and blue one, the blue and black one and the blue and red one. If none of those wires makes the light turn on it means you do not have the ground you need. You have constant power but want makes the windows go up and down in the switches is a ground. All the windows get power from the same place so that's why I say it's a grounding problem since the drivers window is working and Like I say the only common source is in that switch. I hope I didn't confuse you with this but this is the best way I can explain it to you at this point. If you have questions or need this more detailed with some pictures, email me at and I will do my best to help. No there will not be a charge if you email me. I don't mind helping and I am an automobile electronics specialist and sometimes it's hard for me to put it in plain nontechnical terms. Please remind me of your problem and what we are working on if you do write. I hope I was able to help at least a litle bit as to your problem.

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If you replaced the bulb and are sure the new one is good, you have a wiring concern. First you need to be sure the terminals at the headlamp connector are making a tight connection. If this is good, check for a good ground at the black wire by using a test light with the clip connected to the positive battery terminal. Touch the test light to the black wire and it should light. If ground is good check for voltage, again using the test light but with the clip on the negative terminal. Test at the red/black wire for low beams or the light green/black wire for high beam. Low beams use 10 amp fuses #'s 25 and 31. High beam uses fuse # 30 and is 15 amp. If voltage or ground is not present and the fuse is good you need to trace the circuit and repair the wire.

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Can you help me change my headlight assembley? i have a 97 200sx SE

1.) Pop the hood to your Nissan. The headlight assemblies are only accessible from the engine compartment.

2.) Clear the area behind the bulb you are replacing. If you are replacing the passenger side bulb, you will need to remove the radiator overflow bottle. The bottle will unhook from its connective tube by pulling it toward the front of the car and up from the ground. If you are replacing the driver's side bulb, you may need to remove the battery. You will do this by unscrewing the positive (red) and negative (black) terminals that connect the battery to the engine, and then lifting the battery straight out of its housing.
3.) Remove the electrical connection on the back of each headlight assembly. This will be a bundle of wires with a wide plug sticking into the back of the assembly.
4.) Unlatch the plastic clip holding the headlight assembly case in place.
5.) Pry the small metal clip holding the bulb using your fingers or a screwdriver. Be careful not to bend, break or damage the clip or the bulb.
6.) Insert the replacement bulb into the headlight socket and reattach the metal clip that holds the bulb in place.
7.) Relatch the plastic clip holding the headlight assembly case in place.
8.) Reconnect the electrical connection to the back of the headlight assembly.
9.) Replace the radiator overflow bottle or the battery, depending on which bulb you replaced.

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How do I change the bulb in the driver's headlight of my 95 Toyota 4Runner?

You must remove the four screws that hold in the side marker lenses (two per side/lens) pull the lens forward & out to the side. Next remove the grille, to do this you need to push in both top & bottom of the plastic clips that hold it in place. These clips usually break since they are old (1995) & made of plastic. Each clip costs $1.99 from the Toyota dealership (for .02 cents worth of plastic!) you will probably need a few even though they are way overpriced. Then once the grille is removed you can remove the four bolts that hold the lens assembly in place, once it is removed you unplug the bulb & then unscrew the plastic retaining ring that holds the bulb in place & remove the bulb from the housing. Installation is the reverse of removal - BEWARE; do not touch the glass of the bulb, oil from your skin will cause hot spots on the glass & lead to premature failure of the bulb. If you do happen to touch it, clean the bulb with alcohol prior to assembly.

Method #2; remove the air box on the drivers side (behind the headlight & you can remove the bulb from the back. On the passenger side, remove the battery & the washer fluid reservoir & you can remove it from the back also. Either method is time consuming & an unusually bad hassle for something as routine as changing a headlight.

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I can't find a way to remove the fuse box off my 89 merkur xr4ti. And a couple of the fuses get so hot they melt. What would cause that?

bad main ground, there should be one bolt holding it down, look in the engine compartment around were the box is mounted!! maybe a clip holding it in place. good luck

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2000 pontiac sunfire how to replace headlight bulb passenger

two clips hold the headlight in place at the top...remove these and the headlamp will move forward enabling you to replace the halogen bulb (9007 at CTC)

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