Headlight issue, please help diagnose! 2007 G35x

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Headlight issue, please help diagnose! 2007 G35x

Postby qdpx » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:14 pm

Hello... first time poster. I have a 2007 G35x, and I have a headlight issue. It started about two weeks ago. I noticed that the left headlight wouldn't come on right away. It would flash on for a split second, then go out. It would take maybe 7 tries of flipping the switch, and then it would finally stay on. This affects the high beam as well. I did notice a lot of condensation or other moisture inside the headlight, so I'm sure that has something to do with it.

Now the headlight doesn't come on at all. I really don't know much about headlights, so i thought I'd have to bring it somewhere to be fixed. Then it occurred to me that maybe it's a small component that got fried when it got wet. I thought I'd post here with the hope that someone could diagnose this right off, based on my description.

Thanks for any help. I really don't want to spend a bunch of money bringing it somewhere!

-QD


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Re: Headlight issue, please help diagnose! 2007 G35x

Postby telcoman » Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:01 am

At best the bulb
At worst the bulb and the ballast
If you drove thru deep enough water to touch the bulb there is the root cause

Good luck

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Re: Headlight issue, please help diagnose! 2007 G35x

Postby qdpx » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:07 pm

Thanks. No, I didn't drive through water, but there is water in the headlight. i can see it, sort of looks like condensation. I suspect there's a leak in seal somewhere, as I never drove through water. Probably from rain. How can I learn online how to check the seals, and replace them? Thanks!

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Re: Headlight issue, please help diagnose! 2007 G35x

Postby telcoman » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:29 pm

Try Google


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