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The answer 'open ground circuit means what? 1994 xe d21, I

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The answer 'open ground circuit means what?
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: 1994 xe d21
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I am pretty sure it is a grounding fault but which wires in the rear light harness dominground?
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: Running turn and stop light
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I tried grounding the largest black with white dots to no avail
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Mike S. replied 11 months ago.

Hi, I am Mike, welcome. I'm reviewing your question.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 11 months ago.

An open ground circuit means that the ground circuit, usually the ground wire is open or broken or not hooked up as opposed to closed which means it is hooked up and has no breaks in the wire.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 11 months ago.

Who is telling you that the right rear running, turn and stop lights ground is open?

Expert:  Mike S. replied 11 months ago.

The ground is a black wire and grounds at the right kick panel. here is that wiring diagram,

Expert:  Mike S. replied 11 months ago.

the diagram,

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I thought as much and so I grounded the largest black wire with no result . There are a total of four black wie
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
That is there are four black wires in the harness
Expert:  Mike S. replied 11 months ago.

Find the black wire right there at the rear lamps and ground it.

You never answered my question, "Who is telling you that the right rear running, turn and stop lights ground is open?"

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No one . It just seems to be so
Expert:  Mike S. replied 11 months ago.

Ok, did you try grounding that black wire right near the rear lamps?

Expert:  Mike S. replied 11 months ago.

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