87 Sentra red dashboard light that resembles a headlight ???

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john1782

Athens, TX

#1 Apr 26, 2007
Past couple of days this dashboard light has been coming on, what kind of problem does this indicate?

Thanks, John
The Unknown

Sioux Falls, SD

#2 May 28, 2007
Fist off, what light is it? Is it the "MIL" light? or some kind of other warning light, such as low windshield washer fluid light or oil pressure light, or what? please be more specific.
The Unknown

Sioux Falls, SD

#3 May 28, 2007
oops my bad, i diden't read the "resembles a headlight" part, i got ahead of myself for a second. I've been looking at the dash diagrams for a "1987 Nissan-Datsun Sentra Hatchback Coupe L4-1597cc 1.6L SOHC (E16i)" not quite sure if that's your car model or not but the only light that resembles a headlight is the high beam indicator, could it just be that you have your high beams on?
katie

United States

#4 Mar 1, 2012
I have the samw prob with my 87 sentra! To unknown: the highbeam light is blues, this light is a seprate light thats red
stu

Vancouver, WA

#5 Nov 18, 2013
I believe this is the "a light in the back of the car is burned out indicator". Check all of your lights including brake, tail, side, etc. There is a little module mounted to one of the rear tail lights that all of the rear lights route thorugh. When a light goes out, the "light" on the dash lights up.

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