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2000 maxima with problems with brake and battery lights

I have a 2000 Nissa maxima. When I start the car, after the initial startup systems check, the brake a battery lights stay on. I figured it might be a computer probelm and disconnected the battery and reconnected it, but I keep having the same problem. The problem strikes me as a bit weird because I can't think of something that would those two specific lights to come on simultaneously. Has anyone ever run into this problem before? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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You don't have a short, just a bad alternator. Both lights will come on, on nissan's when the alternator is bad. I have been a nissan and infiniti tech for 11 years and that's just how the lights operate.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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YEAH THAT HAPPENS TO MY CAR TOO. YOU MIGHT HAVE A CHARGING ISSUE WITH YOUR ALTERNATOR OR YOUR BRAKE FLUID IS LOW. BUT THE REASON WHY BOTH ARE COMING ON AT THE SAME TIME IS THAT THERE IS A SHORT WITH THE WIRES FOR THE CHARGING SYSTEM AND BRAKE SYSTEM THAT ARE CROSSING PATHS AND TOUCHING EACH OTHER WHICH IS CAUSING BOTH LIGHTS TO COME ON.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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