my headlights pop up randomly when the car is off and passenger side turns on. what is wrong?

Asked by Jun 08, 2015 at 11:28 AM about the 1988 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr GS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

hey guys, I recently bought a z as my
first car. I've found that it needs a lot
of work and now a new problem
came up. I'll turn the car off including
the lights at night then when I wake
up the next morning my headlights
will be up and my passenger side
headlight will be on. I then find my
battery to be dead. this will happen
every day or two. do you know why
it's doing this?
thanks, Jake

Sent from my iPhone

1 Answer

24,025

Not sure- it sounds logical if they are vacuum operated headlight doors- loss of vacuum would make them pop up- I had a T-Bird that would do this- putting a new vacuum hose on fixed it- but if you have electrically operated HL doors, then you will need to get a wiring diagram- I hate pop up lights- just something else to have to mess with- a real '70s idea-

Your Answer

Nissan 300ZX Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    470
  • #2
    Jamie Staples
    Reputation
    300
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan 240SX
10 listings
Used Ford Mustang
597 Great Deals out of 39,165 listings starting at $1,895
Used Toyota Supra
61 listings
Used Chevrolet Corvette
174 Great Deals out of 17,500 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
453 Great Deals out of 31,411 listings starting at $1,450
Used BMW M3
38 Great Deals out of 2,082 listings starting at $5,495
Used BMW 3 Series
1,130 Great Deals out of 32,630 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan 200SX
15 listings
Used Mazda RX-7
58 listings

Used Cars For Sale

1996 Nissan 300ZX For Sale
8 listings starting at $3,995
1993 Nissan 300ZX For Sale
11 listings starting at $18,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.