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#3407 of 4180 2000 Maxima Intermittent Battery Light
Aug 01, 2006 (12:01 pm)
Hello I have a 2000 Nissan Maxima SE. Twice my wife has said the car's battery light stayed on after starting the car. She turned off the ignition switch, however when she restarted the car, the light remained on.
I start the car and the light is off. The alternator is producing 14 VDC. With air, radio, headlights on-car idling- the voltage reads 12.9 vdc.
The only time the car has had this problem is first start of the day. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
#3408 of 4180 Re: 2000 Maxima Intermittent Battery Light [mj9981]
Aug 02, 2006 (8:47 am)
measure voltage on battery before you start the car and see if it's below threshold.
#3409 of 4180 Identifying O2 Sensors
Aug 02, 2006 (9:59 am)
I get a P0138 code, Bank 1, Sensor 2. Which oxygen sensor is this? They seem to be identified by color code on the wire leading to the sensor. (red, blue etc)
#3410 of 4180 Re: Identifying O2 Sensors [jb13]
Aug 03, 2006 (11:43 am)
Bank 1 rear sensor. Assuming that you have 4 O2 sensors with 2 cats, this is the last one, located behind your second cat. Color should be black.
#3411 of 4180 Re: 2000 Maxima Intermittent Battery Light [dmaljunk]
Aug 03, 2006 (12:47 pm)
Back this summer, after I started the car, the battery light stayed on along with the parking brake light and seat belt annunciator: parking brake was off and seat belts were fastened. I don't really think it is an alternator problem, but an indication problem behind the dash. It is really an infrequent issue. As all problems go, they start out small and grow from there. I will check the battery voltage.
#3412 of 4180 Re: 2000 Maxima Intermittent Battery Light [mj9981]
Aug 04, 2006 (4:21 pm)
My 2001 is doing the exact same thing, checked battery voltage, it is low.
Had no problems until I brought car in for detailing and some paint work, they unhooked the battery during the work.
#3413 of 4180 Re: 2000 Maxima Intermittent Battery Light [murp01]
Aug 04, 2006 (11:01 pm)
Just curious. Did you check the battery connections since they were last reconnected?
#3414 of 4180 Re: 2000 Maxima Intermittent Battery Light [obyone]
Aug 05, 2006 (2:36 pm)
yes, everything felt tight
#3415 of 4180 Re: 2000 Maxima Intermittent Battery Light [murp01]
Aug 06, 2006 (5:34 pm)
Same here. No corrosion and the battery terminals are tight. If a low voltage battery was the problem, you would think the battery light would come on more often. My light came on twice in 6 weeks. The problem happens with my wife__ and you know women-- they start the car with the headlights on, radio on and the A/C at max cold. No load shed!! Besides low voltage would cause the starter to drag. I let the car sit over the weekend and it started great. The battery light was out before the engine completely started. Who knows what tomorrow will be??
#3416 of 4180 Re: OBD2 Oxygen sensor readings [dmaljunk]
Aug 06, 2006 (5:40 pm)
I got an OBD2 reader too but wil not read my Maxima. It will read my Ford and Jeep. $450.00 reader from Snap on.