Question about 1997 Nissan Pathfinder
We have a 97 Nissan Pathfinder and the dashboard lights won't come on (tried new fuses as well as new dash dimmer switch) plus the alarm/dinging(?) that normally comes on if you leave the headlights on when you turn car off isn't working. What is the connection? Thanks for any help
I know this sounds crazy, but do you have break/tail lights?some cars shut off dash lites when tail/brake lights dont work
Posted on Jan 11, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
I'm assuming you mean the backlighting that illuminates the dials and clocks?
If so, do all the other lights, such as on the heater panel, and window switches work?
If so it's just a problem with the instrument panel.
Have you tried operating the dashlight dimmer switch? Sometimes if it's left in the same position for a long time the connection gets a bit dirty (like a crackly volume control on a stereo)
So it might be an idea to work it back and forth to see what happens.
Did this happen suddenly? That may indicate a bad connection to the dash unit.
Give the dash a slap above the clock units (you never know, it's worked for me)
It doesn't sound like a serious problem
The bulbs in the dash do gradually "blacken up" and do have to be changed periodically.
But you don't notice until the last one has gone
Please check for ANY other electrical items not working first.
Electricity can do some strange things in cars.
Hope I've been of some help.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
im a mechanic who owns a1995 pathfinder, had the same problem.your trouble is in your daytime running light module. try giving it a tap, bet they will come back on
Posted on Feb 07, 2009
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