Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Symptom diagnosis

  • Exterior lighting system symptoms
  • Symptom Table CAUTION: Perform the self-diagnosis with CONSULT before the symptom diagnosis. Perform the trouble diagnosis if any DTC is detected.

  • Normal operating condition
  • Description XENON HEADLAMP The brightness and color of the light may vary slightly immediately after turning the headlamp ON. This condition will remain until the xenon bulb becomes stable. This is normal. Illumination time lag may occur between right and left. This is normal. AUTO LIGHT SYSTEM The auto light system may not turn the headlamp ON/OFF immediately after passing a dark area or a bright area (short tunnel, sky bridge, shadowed area etc.). This is normal.

  • Both side headlamps do not switch to high beam
  • Description The headlamps (both sides) do not switch to high beam when the lighting switch is in the HI or PASS setting. Diagnosis Procedure 1.COMBINATION SWITCH (LIGHTING AND TURN SIGNAL SWITCH) INSPECTION Check the combination switch (lighting and turn signal switch). 2.CHECK HEADLAMP (HI) REQUEST SIGNAL INPUT CONSULT DATA MONITOR Select "HL HI REQ" of IPDM E/R DATA MONITOR item. While operating the lighting switch, check the monitor status. 3.HEADLAMP (HI) CIRCUIT INSPECTION Check the headlamp (HI) circuit.

  • Both side headlamps (LO) are not turned on
  • Description The headlamps (both sides) do not turn ON in any lighting switch setting. Diagnosis Procedure 1.CHECK COMBINATION SWITCH (LIGHTING AND TURN SIGNAL SWITCH) Check the combination switch (lighting and turn signal switch 2.CHECK HEADLAMP (LO) REQUEST SIGNAL INPUT CONSULT DATA MONITOR Select "HL LO REQ" of IPDM E/R DATA MONITOR item. While operating the lighting switch, check the monitor status. 3.

  • Parking, license plate and tail lamps are not turned on
  • Description The parking, license plate and tail lamps do not turn ON in with any lighting switch setting. Diagnosis Procedure 1.COMBINATION SWITCH (LIGHTING AND TURN SIGNAL SWITCH) INSPECTION Check the combination switch (lighting and turn signal switch). 2.CHECK TAIL LAMP RELAY REQUEST SIGNAL INPUT CONSULT DATA MONITOR Select "TAIL & CLR REQ" of IPDM E/R DATA MONITOR item. While operating the lighting switch, check the monitor status. 3.

  • Both side front fog lamps are not turned on
  • Description The front fog lamps do not turn ON in any setting. Diagnosis Procedure 1.COMBINATION SWITCH (LIGHTING AND TURN SIGNAL SWITCH) INSPECTION Check the combination switch (lighting and turn signal switch). 2.CHECK FRONT FOG LAMP REQUEST SIGNAL INPUT CONSULT DATA MONITOR Select "FR FOG REQ" of IPDM E/R DATA MONITOR item. While operating the front fog lamp switch, check the monitor status 3.

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Exterior lighting system symptoms