Nissan Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hi, My name is*****'m happy to help you. During our conversation, I may be presenting you with different things to try, and ask you some Questions to get a better understand of the issue so I can answer your question properly. So stick with me to the end, and I am sure we should be able to get this issue resolved for you!
When you replace the fuse, does it pop when you step on the brake pedal?
Ok.. So you have to step on the pedal a number of times to make the fuse blow. Is that correct?
You more or less know how to make the fuse pop right? So if I ask you to try something you would know if the something changes.. Right?
Ok.. I know you said you unplugged the brake switch, but you have two switches down by the brake pedal. One is the cruise control cancel switch, and the other is the brake switch. Just for now for test purposes can you unplug both those switches and put a good fuse in and see if it blows.. This will help me to determine if the issue is before the brake switch in the circuit or after.
Let me know..
Ok.. Now see if the fuse will blow.. Turn the lights on and off and what ever you can do to see if the fuse blows. If you can't get the fuse to blow, then it's safe to say the circuit up to the brake switch is good, and the problem is after the brake switch.
Which if that is the case, I will suggest to unplug a whole tail light assembly. So example. You unplug the drivers rear tail light assembly and leave the right side plugged in. See if the fuse blows. If it doesn't, then you isolated the issue to the drivers rear tail light. If it does blow, then plug the drivers rear in, and unplug the passenger rear and duplicate. If the fuse blows with either of the lights plugged in or unplugged, then unplug the 3rd brake light and try.
We are trying to unplug a light and stop the fuse from blowing
There is a plug for the main tail light.
Each tail light does have a harness connector. See that link for a image of where it is located.
So what you want to do is unplug lets say the drivers tail light assembly. Replace the fuse.. Take the car for a ride again. See if you can go 3 blocks and fuse not blow. If it doesn't, go another 3 blocks to be sure. Then plug it back in and unplug the passenger side. Drive it again. If it blows with in the 3 blocks, then you know it has to be with in the drivers tail light. I have seen that back socket area internally short or the grounds come loose.
give that a try and let me know how you make out.
I have to get off line for the night though. I will be back online tomorrow evening around 7 pm EST and I will be online till 10 or 11 pm.
Can we continue then after you do some trial and errors?
you got it. Talk to you tomorrow.
Have a good night