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Battery cables hooked up wrong when jump starting, blew fuse to terminal. Replaced battery and battery terminal fuse and still do not have any lights to the rear end. No brake lights, taillights or blinkers in rear so gear shifter won't engage either. 2007 Nissan Murano SL and I'm in USA but no choice for that vehicle
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Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** welcome to just answers! I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. Give me one moment while I review your question and come back with a answer. Please be aware I do not know your skill level or abilities so I will be asking a lot of questions and in a lot of cases we will respond to each other quite a lot before we find a solution. As far as phone calls are concerned that is the system prompting you, not me, and they do cost more money, I prefer text but in some cases a phone call is required. If I don’t answer right away or quickly in conversation I am helping another customer or have stepped out for a moment and will respond as soon as I can. Ok lets get started!

OK on this case you need to check ALL fuses with a multmeter or test light in both locations

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Already checked all fuses under hood and in cabin the 10amp stop lamp fuse was blown and continues to blow I removed both tail light bulbs and third brake light bulb and disconnected both brake switches on brake pedal and still blows fuse
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Did u receive my phone number to call me
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

We can only do calls though the system, so im pretty sure you blew the ecm, if you pull the glove box you will see it on the right hand side pull the connectors on that and try the fuse again to see if it blows

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Just unplugged ecm and I suppose the BCM and fuse continues to blow
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

ok so the idpm is toast, its fairly common on these, I would pull it and check the connectors on the back to make sure nothing is burnt, if thats ok then just replace the idpm

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok I'm going to Nissan dealership and get one in the morning and will let u know what happens
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What if I unplug the idpm ant check fuse for short
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
We show power to the fuses in the IPDM, would those still show a charge even if bad.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
How do you do phone calls through the system?
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

yes the idpm is the main power distributor, if you pull the plugs on the rear of the idpm but not the power supply and it dosent short then you have a harness issue somewhere they have major problems with these already even before what happened with you now

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Are there fusible links in the IPDM? Yes it is still blowing even with the IPDM pulled. We have unplugged every module we can find and it is still blowing.
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

then its got to be a internal short in the fuse panel itself

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The fuse block under dash when I unplug from back and front doesn't blow?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I unplug one at a time from fuse block under dash, the wire I found to have the short is a small red wire with a green stripe
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

is there a number by it on the connector?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Is it possible to log in tomorrow? It's dark outside now and I can't see. Will I be charged again?
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

yes just log right back in and no extra charges, we can talk for as long as you like

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Okay will do. It's a red wire with a green stripe, any ideas?
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

is there a number that you can find on that? or send picture if the wire on the connector?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I've got a better pic coming hang tight
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

got it, im looking now this may take a min, nice pic too thanks!

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Okay will do it in the morning, that at least explains why the car won't shift
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok sorry we got snow and ice. But I unhooked the box and it still blows the fuse. But I did find the red and yellow wire and back feed it with my power probe and it blows my breaker on it
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

ok theres a few other things to check that wire feeds some other things ill see whats next on the list

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Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

ok next are the shift lock solenoids and dentition switch under the shifter

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Just unplug the main plug going to it
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I unplug he main wire and it still blows
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

ok lemmie see whats next

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Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

sorry this takes forever, the diagrams they have are a nightmare

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ltutubq1vvzmiqk/thurs1.docx?dl=0

ok next is the rear control unit

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I believe you
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I guess you are going to have to send me EI-36 luggage floor removal
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ziiogfqkb6dkqjl/thurs3.docx?dl=0

here ya go, let me know if you need anything else im here all day

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I in hook it and the lights still blows
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
unhooked
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

well something in that circuit is bad and my schematics are horrible, ill open this back up to another tech to see if they have something better to assist with

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
We will see
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question.

Do you still need help with this issue?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
we do
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

I know you were going back and forth with the previous expert, for give me if I may ask the same questions. I would like to start with a fresh slate on this.

So I understand the brake light fuse keeps blowing correct? Where is this fuse located exactly? I would like to look up the circuit it is on so we can see if we can pin point the issue.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Someone hook the jumper cables up wrong and blew the battery fuse and the fuse for the center dash. Replace them fix that part and no the shift lock will not release and no tail lights
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
But have a direct short on that fuse
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

The one right above electrical parts right?

The parking lights work though?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Only the small lights on the side of the tail light
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

ok...Hold on, please.. There is actually allot of things on this circuit. So I am going through the factory service manual for you..

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No problem
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

Ok, so this fuse goes to the Rear Tail Lamp control unit, So lets start there. I would like to see if you can access this control unit and unplug it. Once you unplug it, then lets put the fuse in and see if it blows.

The location is B42 see image for location. It is behind the drivers rear hatch trim.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2o3yzd00em2auwx/1%2007%20murano.pdf?dl=0

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

There is a image of where it's located..

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Can you please reply to this so that my phone will get the notifications
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

I don't know how you have notifications setup on your phone to get the notifications.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I updated the phone number so that the my mechanic will get the texts, should be working now he just needed something originated by you sent to him to access the account, thank you
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

If you are sharing this conversation with him, you need to allow him access to your account

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok I have unhooked both b42 and then b29 still blows fuse
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

Ok.. Let me get back to the wiring diagram. So we can cross that of the list..

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

You have unplugged the brake light switch correct?

There is two switches down by the brake pedal. One is the Cruise Control Cancel Switch and one is the Brake switch.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have and it still blows fuse
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

Ok.. Next then. Lets unplug the shifter assembly.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok I have and it still blows fuse
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

Are you leaving these items unplugged while we continue to check?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Not when I check the two switch son the pedal
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

Ok, under the drivers side of the dash is the Shift lock control unit.. Lets unplug this.. Let me get you a image.. Hang on..

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
When I unplug it it still blows the red and green wire that goes to it is the one that is a direct short
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I'm using my power probe
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

Which connector is that and where is it located? and how did you determine it's shorted?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I had everything unplug even the ecm and the wire from the fuse box red and green is a direct short and when I unhooked the shift lock control unit it has the same red and green wire so I back fed it with my power probe and it throws the breaker
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Using the power probe tho back feed it it has a 10 amp breaker on it
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What ever it mest up it has that wire grounded
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

Do not use a power probe.. You can cause more harm if you put power through a circuit. All it takes it one mistake and you may blow a control unit.

So the Red wire with the Green strip, that goes from the brake switch to the Shift Lock control unit. It does not go to the fuse box.

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

The image you shared earlier. That is a connector off the fuse box? With that unplugged the fuse stops blowing? is that correct?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No I unplugged it from the fuse box. I was checking to make sure the fuse box was good
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

So how do we know that wire is shorted exactly? Cause the Red Wire with the Green Stripe at the fuse box is a different wire than at the shift lock

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

Does this car have intelligent key type of ignition?

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

Try unplugging the ABS actuator and see if the fuse blows.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok I have a short at the fusebox on the stop lamp so I unplug the plugs one at a time in till it stop blowing and then I check the male plug to see which wire was grounded and the red and green stripe was so I was just assuming the it was the same at the shift lock control unit
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

Try unplugging the ABS control unit and see if the fuse still blows..

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Where is it located I have not done that
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

If I remember right, it is by the master cylinder under the by the booster. Let me double check..

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

That is a maxima location. The Murano has it back by the firewall on the passenger side.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok I will have to check in the morning and get back with you
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

ok.. Let me just show you how I have been trying to help narrow this down. Here is my check list we have been going through. This is everything on the circuit..

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1grvdin4ccbo2u1/1%2007%20Murano%20List.jpg?dl=0

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok thank you
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

Your welcome

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Sorry it took so long but unhooked abs and it still blows
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 4 months ago

Sorry, I am currently working. I pulled up the service manual and I see that this circuit also goes to the Ecm, but that is if the Brake switch is plugged in. The brake switch is the top switch on the brake pedal. You have had that unplugged correct and the fuse still blows?

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