Nissan

Nissan Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Nissan

I have a 2012 Pathfinder with a factory installed towing

Customer Question
package....My trailer lights do not...
I have a 2012 Pathfinder with a factory installed towing package....My trailer lights do not work. I ran a test light on the 4 pin plug and the directional leads work, but not the brown one (which I believe is for the brake/tailights). I am trying to locate where the 3 to 2 lead co0nverter to see if that is what the problem is....or any ideas to fix this
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Nissan
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I am not just looking for the converter, but when I hook up to the trailer, there are no lights at all operational on the trailer.
Answered in 6 hours by:
8/6/2016
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 1 year ago
Jake
Jake, Nissan Technician
Category: Nissan
Satisfied Customers: 4,025
Experience: Experienced collision repair technician, Pulaski Tech graduate and DSM hobbyist.
Verified
Did you previously have working trailer lights? Or is his your first attempt to use them?
Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I did have trailer lights previously.
.had a connection one day....then they went out in transit....we Checked the trailer nd it's fine on 2 different vehicle, so we know it's my truck
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 1 year ago
Thanks, ***** ***** to know for sure before proceeding as some people purchase these trucks with the hitch installed and "assume" it has a complete tow package when it's missing relays.
Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No problem... Let me know what other information you may need.
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 1 year ago
Nothing at the moment, I need to access my database to look at something but I'm on a flight and can't at this exact moment. Talk to you soon.
Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 1 year ago

I apologize for the delay, here is the wiring diagram so we can get started later today when your ready.

let me know a good time for you please.

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thank you....There have been some developments that are worth mentioning:
* Last week when I tested the 4 prong plug at the back on a different trailer, it didn't work. In discussing with my mechanic, he showed me another set of fuses that were under the hood, behind where the relays were. He found a fuse that was blown and a wire that had "slipped out". He fixed it and we now have power on the 4 prong plug....BUTBUT, my camper has a round 7 plug. Prior to the malfunction, we had a 4 to 7 adapter connected in the back and it worked fine. The day of the malfunction, it wasn't a quick on and off...but rather a fade from on to off when the lights went. We replaced the plug too, and it still isn't working when the converter was hooked to the 4 prong plug. I believe it is grounded properly, but have not tested it.So...I believe it could be the ground or the new plug...or is there something else I am missing. Sorry for so many questions...I am trying to wrap this up before going camping next week.
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 1 year ago

ok, I admit I am a little confused here.

Most factory tow packages incorporate the 7 pin plug at the hitch. Why are you using an adapter for the trailer if they are both 7 pin? are you sating that your hitch only has a 4 pin set-up?

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 1 year ago

The reason I am asking this is because a factory 4 pin set-up does not provide trailer brake function or aux power so if this is a travel trailer that could be a safety issue and power issue.

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 1 year ago

4 to 7 pin adapters are created to be used from a 7 pin to down-convert and use a 4 pin trailer, not vice versa.

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Nissan Mechanic: Jake, Nissan Technician replied 1 year ago

so if the trailer lights work properly at your 4 pin connector now (all you need is a test light to verify tails, turns, ground)

assuming they are working properly the problem is at your camper harness or the camper fuse panel (usually inside the camper by the entry somewhere)

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Ask Jake Your Own Question
Jake
Jake
Jake, Nissan Technician
Category: Nissan
Satisfied Customers: 4,025
4,025 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Experienced collision repair technician, Pulaski Tech graduate and DSM hobbyist.

Jake is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was in trouble with an electrical issue with my brand new Nissan. I frantically went online trying to find help and luckily I found your site. I reached a NISSAN tech named RIP. He was absolutely tremendous and helped me work through the issue. What a pro!

cjazLexington, KY

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Chris(aka-Moose)

Chris(aka-Moose)

Nissan Technician

638 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

577 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Marty

Marty

ASE Certified Technician

146 satisfied customers

ASE & Bosch master tech. 30 years experience.

Mike V.

Mike V.

Nissan Technician

9,283 satisfied customers

Nissan factory trained and Certified Subaru Technician.

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

543 satisfied customers

34 years of automotive Repair

Anthony

Anthony

ASE Certified Technician

332 satisfied customers

ASE Master Automobile Technician with over 18 years exp. in this field.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

92 satisfied customers

Nissan Tech ASE certified technician

< Previous | Next >

Related Nissan Questions
1999 Pathfinder VG33 engine that stalls when the engine
1999 Pathfinder VG33 engine that stalls when the engine reaches operating temperature, never stalls when the engine is cold. Already replace the Distributor assembly but the problem persists. The engi… read more
FixUrNissan
FixUrNissan
Shop Forman / Lead Tech / Parent
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1 satisfied customers
My fiancé's 2006 Nissan pathfinder started squeeling and
my fiancé's 2006 Nissan pathfinder started squeeling and limping while it was driven. The mechanic said it was the left front wheel bearing, hub bering, ball joint upper and bottom and outer ty rob en… read more
roy
roy
Associate Degree
3 satisfied customers
96 Nissan Pathfinder. Airbag Light on dash is blinking.
39;96 Nissan Pathfinder. Airbag Light on dash is blinking. Cannot find anything in manuals of what to check or how to reset. … read more
FixUrNissan
FixUrNissan
Shop Forman / Lead Tech / Parent
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1 satisfied customers
Is anyone there? Is this active? 2001 Nissan Pathfinder. I
Yes, I am into the drivers side door panel trying to fix the window switch … read more
FixUrNissan
FixUrNissan
Shop Forman / Lead Tech / Parent
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1 satisfied customers
2011 pathfinder front windows go down by themselves when
2011 pathfinder front windows go down by themselves when vehicle off and locked … read more
FixUrNissan
FixUrNissan
Shop Forman / Lead Tech / Parent
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1 satisfied customers
I have a 2007 Nissan pathfinder. Will turn over but will not
I have a 2007 Nissan pathfinder. Will turn over but will not start. I've replaced, fuse block under the hood, checked for spark and fuel, replaced both cam sensors, and the crank sensor. No codes are … read more
FixUrNissan
FixUrNissan
Shop Forman / Lead Tech / Parent
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1 satisfied customers
My pathfinder has started to run warmer than usual. it
my pathfinder has started to run warmer than usual. it always runs at just about the bottom of the gauge. but now it moves up to center and above. I have not let it get hotter. I tyrn on the heater an… read more
Todd M
Todd M
Owner
ASE Certification
1,299 satisfied customers
I got disconnected. 2007 pathfinder. Pulled up in my
Pulled up in my driveway and vehicle would not go in any gear including park but would go forward if I took foot off brake.. I shut it off and would not start so I replaced battery and it will give me all electrical lights now but won't that's it, no start or crank … read more
Jake
Jake
Nissan Technician
4,025 satisfied customers
No overdrive. 2006 nissan pathfinder. Transmission
2006 nissan pathfinder. Transmission overhauled but no overdrive. Trans guy says its the truck. … read more
FixUrNissan
FixUrNissan
Shop Forman / Lead Tech / Parent
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1 satisfied customers
2001 Nissan pathfinder: trunk hatch won't open or budge at
2001 Nissan pathfinder: trunk hatch won't open or budge at all. When I turn the key, the top glass hatch opens, but the door itself will not budge when I turn the key the other way to open it. How can… read more
Jake
Jake
Nissan Technician
4,025 satisfied customers
I have a 2007 pathfinder with heating issues. Where is the
Hi I have a 2007 pathfinder with heating issues. Where is the second thermostat located? … read more
Jake
Jake
Nissan Technician
4,025 satisfied customers
I'm looking to purchase a used 2001 Pathfinder. The ABS
I'm looking to purchase a used 2001 Pathfinder. The ABS light is on and I'm curious what the problem could be. … read more
Jake
Jake
Nissan Technician
4,025 satisfied customers
2014 Nissan Pathfinder. Can the bearing on the left side
2014 Nissan Pathfinder. Can the bearing on the left side between transmission and cv shaft be replaced without removing the transmission … read more
FixUrNissan
FixUrNissan
Shop Forman / Lead Tech / Parent
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1 satisfied customers
Nissan pathfinder i have a 1999 Nissan pathfinder 3.3l i am
nissan pathfinder i have a 1999 Nissan pathfinder 3.3l i am relocating the knock sensor to the top of the plenum . because its reading as bad . i seen a video that states to splice a new sensor into t… read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Nissan Technician
High School or GED
9,283 satisfied customers
2006 Nissan Pathfinder ABS code C1101 and C1103 ABS,Brake
2006 Nissan Pathfinder ABS code C1101 and C1103 ABS,Brake light, VDC and slip light on No spedo Did contunity test on the ,rear ABS power and signal wires, as well as grounds all the wires checked out… read more
Gunvir Singh
Gunvir Singh
1,712 satisfied customers
My 2002 pathfinder with 3.5 engine was running fine. then
my 2002 pathfinder with 3.5 engine was running fine. then after sitting for about 6 hours would crank over at normal speed but will not run. I sprayed brake cleaner in the throttle body but no change.… read more
FixUrNissan
FixUrNissan
Shop Forman / Lead Tech / Parent
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1 satisfied customers
The cam shaft sensor is out on a1996 Pathfinder. Where is it
The cam shaft sensor is out on a1996 Pathfinder. Where is it located on that car … read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
97 satisfied customers
When I hit a bump in my 2010 pathfinder 4wd - the brake
When I hit a bump in my 2010 pathfinder 4wd - the brake pedal shakes ? … read more
FixUrNissan
FixUrNissan
Shop Forman / Lead Tech / Parent
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x