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Headlight switch

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Hello, is it possible to move the headlight power to a switched source, ignition? It would be nice if they went out when the car is shut off. Thank-you, Nick
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That's configurable on all gen5 Altimas. Go into your Settings menu in the instrument cluster and find "Light Off Delay", set it to zero.
You can't do it through the switch, there's no direct connection. The switch is a matrix type which is read by the BCM, the BCM then tells the IPDM by CANbus what to do with the lights. The only way to do what you're proposing would be to modify the IPDM circuit board.
Happy to help, sorry it wasn't better news. (y)
That's not a gen5 IPDM and not a headlight circuit. There are 4 fuses and wires for the headlights, two low and two high. So you'd basically need to tap one each feeding 4 separate fused relays. One look at the wiring diagram would tell you it's impractical on the OP's vehicle, as well as most other Nissans from 2000 up.
His year range Ultima as TWO 15-amp fuses for the lo-beams, 36 and 37:
That's what I said, pal, two for low and two for high. Unless he wants his high beams staying on when the switch is in that position, he needs four relays, not two. Maybe you like turning your vehicles into Wirezilla, but most people don't.

I do this shit all the time
Exactly descript for what you're suggesting. Possible, yes. Shitty, yes also.
I am NOT your "PAL", ya PIP...
Name calling is the resort of those with no better answer, so I guess you don't have any... pal.

Oh, and still shitty.
Keep it up, pal. I'm sure a few days in flamer jail will improve your attitude.

Oh, and still shitty.
Flamer jail? Sorry, I don't swing that way, so I won't see you there...
Never had my account suspended, I don't use pejoratives. You do swing that way.

Oh, and still shitty.
If mine WAS suspended, I didn't even know about it.
It will be if you keep calling names. I'm sure your mama is proud that you didn't this time. One whole post without it is a good start.

Learn to spell before people think you're witless.
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