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97 nissan maxima no driving lights

Tail lights or driving lights not working, not sure if its fuse or something else

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  • Keiko Darby Nov 12, 2012

    replaced bulbs and checked fuses. No go. Haven't checked the headlight switch. All other lights work except the driving lights!

  • yadayada
    yadayada Nov 12, 2012

    I think the headlight switch is what I suggested you check first. Buy a 12 volt test light and stop replacing parts with no checks for voltage check with that for voltage instead of wasting money on parts you don't need, it cost about $4

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I would pull the head light switch and see if the connectors look burnt or discolored in any way.

Posted on Nov 05, 2012

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SOURCE: 97 nissan maxima

throttle position sensor,or egr valve,also check your air filter,if this helps please gine me a fix ya vote

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SOURCE: Dashboard and tail lights out on 97" Nissan Sentra

i would check the connectors under the dash they have a tendancy to get loose are get hot and short a fuse this is most likely the problem...please rate this....

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Dashboard and tail lights out on 97" Nissan Sentra

I took my pathfinder to U-HAUL and asked them to check the towing lights. There was a pinched wire by my tail light and they cut it and changed it out for me, it was $5. I am so glad that I didnt take it to Nissan. My second step was going to be getting a new dimmer switch..but the guy who worked on my car said that wouldnt be the problem. He also told me that replacing a fuse that kept blowing out was dangerous and after the first time to get it checked out. Learn something new every day!!

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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SOURCE: tail lights on 2004 nissan maxima out.

hey i just fixed mine with the same exact problem, look, all you have to do is open your 3rd fuse box which is next to your washing fluid on the passenger´s side under the hood, for that you need to remove the cover wich is pretty easy (5 staples all you need is a thin flat screw driver to lift the center of the staple and then the whole staple) then you take off the cover and then you open the fuse cover, you are looking for the TAILLIGHT fuse wich is the first on the upper row from right to left if you are standing on the passenger side looking towards the drivers side (you can also look for that fuse in the fuse box cover diagram) remembre is a 15A fuse, replace it, jaja and thats how you save some dollars. saludos desde guadalajara mexico.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: I have an 2005 nissan

you have a short in wire

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