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Why is my cruise control light blinking and not working in my 97 Nissan Sentra GXE?
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Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
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Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

so what your experiencing is the cruise control is in fail safe mode, something has failed in the system, most common fault for this is the brake light switch, I would check this first with voltmeter to see if it is functioning properly

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ive replaced the brake light switch
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

ok but we need to check it for voltage to ensure the circuit is working correctly

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Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

do you have a voltmeter?

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Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

ok verify battery voltage at at the switch in and out

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ok. Gimme a little bit and I'll get back to you
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
What setting on the multimeter does it need to be?
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
It's not getting any power
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

should be on d/c 20 and if thats not getting any power you shouldn't have brake lights either

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I have brake lights
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I don't think the ACSD switch is working though
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Next to the brake light switch
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

ok so we will have to attack this step by step, so with key on engine on check for power at terminal 2 is a green yellow wire at the ASCD control unit when pressing the cruise button on, if you have power rotate steering wheel all the way left and all the way right looking for bad connections in the clock spring and connections

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No power to G/Y wire
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

does the horn work?

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Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

ok next you would want to pull switch and check for power at yellow and blue wire when switch is pressed, also check for constant power at red

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Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

hows it coming?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Are u still there for
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
They have power
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

is there any way you can get the computer scanned so we dont have to check the entire system piece by piece ?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The only code it's showing is 1030; brake/neutral switch error. I checked the switch and it has a bad connector, but still gets power.
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