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2013 Nissan sentra, when I turn on the light the car will…

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2013 Nissan sentra, when...

2013 Nissan sentra, when I turn on the light the car will not accelerate. the problem does not surface if I leave the lights on auto

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

Headlights

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sentra yourself? What have you tried so far?

Just trying to somewhat pinpoint the problem, weird the lights seem to trigger the VSD

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Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago
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Hi . Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer.

Have you scanned for codes?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Nissan replaced the brakelight sensor but the problem has came back and extra problem now when I turn the lights on
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
no I prefer not to keep spending money. what do you think it is and I see on the web many are having this problem with Nissan cars
Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

thats site automated and not me ...so just ignore those

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
no
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
are you still there
Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

thats site automated and not me ...so just ignore those...i would rather do it thru text...have you checked the alternator? sounds like you may have a out put voltage issue...do you have a discout parts store near you...most can test the alternator on the car

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I do
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
sometimes the slippery light comes on regardless of the headlights
Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

can you have it tested? and can you have it scanned for codes? the slippery light comes on if there is a troube code in the abs/ traction control system or when it sees a tire slip...usually its a code

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
have what tested?
Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

the alternator.... and have it scanned for codes?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I will have it checked today
Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

let me know

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
It said the battery needs to be recharged. Alternator good
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
What do you suggest
Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

rare that a battery needs recharging... either the battery is bad or the alternator has a intermittent issue...the battery should always be charged if its good and the alternator is functioning proper

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Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

did they test it with the headlights on...since thats when you have the issue?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Pulled these codes
B00A0
B142A
C1116
C1130
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Can the battery be bad and not take a full charge?
Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

yes it can

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Should I buy a new battery and try it?
Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

thats where i would start...there is no good reason that it would be low on charge , and the car is 5 years old...5 years is a average battery life

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Most importantly I can assume that would effect the electrical when the lights are on but does it have anything to the with the VSD when the electrical system is weak due to a battery?
Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

should have zero effect

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
the lights can have effect on acceleration?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
What about the codes?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Low electronics can have an effect when the lights are on?
Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

the first one is a air bag code for the passemger seat sensor

second code is low voltage

third code is brake light switch

and fourth is a communication error

very possible a low voltage concern can cause most

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Even the brake light switch. Nissan changed the switch about a month ago?
Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

do the brake lights work?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The brake lights are work. They just finished installing the battery. Getting to to test drive
Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

ok keep me updated

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Same problem when I turn on the lights. I put on auto and no problem when the lights come on.
Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

have the alternator retested... and let me know...maybe try a different parts store if there is another in town

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok
Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

let me know

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Alternator passed the second check different store. Any other advise?
Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

so odd all the symptoms point there any engine codes Or P codes?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Light off and drive fine. Turn on lights and will not accelerate. Any other ideas?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Is this the first time you have heard of this problem
Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

with the headlights on yes...that tells me its starving for voltage causing electrical mayhem...makes no sense sounds like it may be putting out correct voltage but the amperage is weak

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
What would cause the amperage to be weak?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Possible fuse issue?
Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

dont see how...maybe corrosion or bad connection at the power wire to the underhood fuse box

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I guess I need to take to the dealer
Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

let me know what ya come up with...i have a feeling its gonna be the alt

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The VCD is also coming on. Does that also have something to do with the alternator?
Nissan Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

low voltage can make many lights come on

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