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2003 Nissan Murano, no brake lights. taillights and signals

Good afternoon. JA: Hello. How can...
Good afternoon.
JA: Hello. How can I help?
Customer: Kevin
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: 2003 Nissan Murano, no brake lights. taillights and signals work.
JA: Have you checked the bulbs? Have you checked the connection?
Customer: yes ad fuses third brake light comes on.
JA: Are you fixing your Murano yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: checked at the taillight for power, no power at brake light when hitting brakes third brake does come on
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8/18/2017
Jay
Jay, Nissan Technician
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Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question.

You say the 3rd brake light works correct?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Check for power at prong at the taillight harness...no power.
Does have power for taillights and signal.

are you checking for power when stepping on the brake pedal?

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Tail lights and directionals are a different circuit than the brake lights. That is why they work.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
checking power with brakes depress,

Most of the time if just the outer brake lights are out, it's just the bulbs. Where are you checking power? What color wire?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
green wire with black stripe
checking wire that plugs at taillight

You need to check the Red wire with the Green Stripe to see if that is getting power into the tail lamp assembly. If it is getting power, then you have either a bad tail light sub harness or bad socket causing the brake lights not to work. So you want to pull the tail lamp assembly and check that color wire going to the tail lamp for power. I would unplug the tail lamp and probe the pin for power.

Let me know what you find.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thanks for your help, was checking wrong wire.
problem solve.
Thank you very much.

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