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2000 Nissan Maxima Battery & Brake Light On

I have a 2000 Nissan Maxima and about a month ago my brake and battery light went on. Needless to say, the next day my battery died which was due anyway. So I bought a brand new battery (DIE-HARD) and when I left the lights went on again. I mentioned it to the very young new mechanic and his response was that this was common, take it on the freeway for a while and it should clear up. Absurd but it worked. That was a month ago and for the past few days the lights go on intermittently. Can anyone help? BTW, the brakes were replaced 4 months and just got an oil and filter change this past weekend. I really appreciate any advice.

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  • mathewparker Aug 29, 2008

    battery lights on ... starts and then dies ... battery died charged it .... same problem.....

  • Anonymous Sep 20, 2008

    same issue

  • Patrisox09 Jan 13, 2009

    Same problem here. I just replaced the alternator and put a brand new battery in the car and it seems to just drain the battery after a few days. I brought the battery back for another brand new one and now, a few days later, it's happening again.

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    I have the same issue, i just replaced my battery and I dont want to replace the altinator if i dont have to. pls help

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    Yeah same problem here. I just bought brand new alternator and it worked for about three days before the alternator, figure this, died.

  • sawluke Mar 09, 2009

    I have the same problem and have been searching online forever for a solution. I put a brand new alternator in and three days later my car died again. So I have my mechanic trying to figure it out. However, I think it has something to do with my system installation and the need for a capacitor. do all of you have custom systems in you maximas?

  • ggerken Apr 28, 2009

    same problem-three new alternators and batteries in less than three years

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    got new alt. lights still on

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    i just put in a new brake light a month ago and it went out again

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I thought this was free support. Apparently I was wrong. How did I fix it? Easy, I broke down on the freeway and got towed home on a flatbed! That was easy!!

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You need a new alternator.

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I have been driving my 2000 nissan maxima for like a month with the battery light n brake light on. when i first get in after i get going they both leave. the weather has been nice for the last 2 weeks but today its like -12 a very snowy and now the car wont even start waht do i do? also all my light fliker very lightly

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

I have the same problem, even after a new battery and a new alternator!

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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