Nissan Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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When you lock your truck, did you see how long the cargo light stays on for?
The cargo light never goes out? or it goes out after 15 to 20 seconds?
It is normal for the cargo light to say on for about that amount of time once the truck has been locked. That is why I asked.
Are you 100% sure the cargo light was on when driving?
Do you have a volt meter? I have a way we can check to see if you have a electrical draw on the truck to see if something is draining the battery.
Ok.. Let me explain the Draw test to you then. What I normally do is First open the drivers door and take the screw out for the door switch. This way I can leave the door open and the dome light won't stay on. I will explain why I do this in few.
Then I disconnect the negative battery cable and connect my volt meter in series with the cable disconnected measuring Amperage. So I take the Positive lead and put it on the Removed Cable, and the Negative Lead I put to the Battery.
Now once I start this draw test I need to wait around 30 mins or so for the BCM ( Body Control Module ) to go to sleep. Once it goes to sleep that is when the draw test begins. If you find you have more than .04 amps then what you do to try to isolate what may be causing the draw is to pull fuses out 1 at a time until the draw drops into spec. So now since you removed the screw for the door switch, when you go into the truck to pull fuses, you won't wake up the BCM. It has fallen a sleep with the door open. If you left the switch plugged in or screwed in, as soon as you open the door, the BCM would wake up and you would need to wait that 1/2 hour all over again.
That is my Meter hooked up as I described showing a .02 draw. Which is well with in spec.
Some times pictures make it easier to understand. That is why I shared it with you.
Since your truck is at the dealer. Did you ask them to check for any type of electrical draw or check this issue you are inquiring about?
Correct, When you remove the door switch, that screw breaks the ground connection. Sometimes you simply need to wiggle the door switch also so it comes off the body to break ground also.
Did you ask the dealer to check this while they were doing the recall R1010?
Never tried that. But it may interrupt the logic for the 15 to 20 seconds. It's like the security light. When you lock the truck, the security light turns solid also for 10 to 20 second, then starts to blink. So it may work off the same timer logic