Ballast Location

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KeithB
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Qashqai Model: Mk.1 Qashqai Facelift - J10b (2010–2013)

Ballast Location

Post by KeithB » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:36 pm

Hi everyone,
My front nearside Low beam headlight has recently stopped.
Having replaced the bulb and it not working, I tried the "not working" bulb in the drivers side and it worked. Also placing the known working bulb in the nearside, that doesnt work.

Yesterday I got in the car and the bulbs were both working, until I reached my destination and turned off the ignition. When trying the lights again, the nearside was not working.

I am suspecting it might be Ballast?

Could anybody tell me whether I might be correct and if so where the ballast is located in a 12 plate J10 facelift. Also is there a check I can do to prove it?

Any help much appreciated.

Keith


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calnorth
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Re: Ballast Location

Post by calnorth » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:22 am

What do you mean by Ballast?
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gloucester
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Re: Ballast Location

Post by gloucester » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:49 am

Welcome to this forum.

Ballasts are used with HID lights? Qashqais have never come with HID lights? No ballast?

Broken wire intermittently connecting? Dirty contacts?
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KeithB
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Re: Ballast Location

Post by KeithB » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:57 pm

I was concerned that might be the case and that it might not be Ballast 😔 Thank you for the clarification.
Looking at the wiring diagrams online it looks like it is either a faulty earth (thinking this is doubtful due to it being a shared earth with the main beam) or a faulty live.
I suspect that the live comes from the ECU somewhere.
I have swapped fuse 45 + 46 (left and right LO headlights 15A fuses). They are both fine and the fault stayed in the nearside once swapped. Without a multimeter I think I am out of options but to send it to a garage for a costly investigation?


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Re: Ballast Location

Post by Gel » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:17 am

Or call out an auto electrician?
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