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#78 of 271 Re: 01 trashfinder [lildavidjax]
Mar 18, 2008 (6:30 am)
Really appreciate your help and I was wondering if you knew of anyone who can help me further with my problem . I am doing my best to recover from a stroke,but can't do the work myself and can't afford to take it to a garage or to someone to work on. I have a friend who would try to work on it if we knew exactly how to get to the switch? I will say again,it is a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder SE. My dash lights and running lights don't come on,but the head lights and turn signals do work. This is our only means of transportation and I really need to get it fixed. My wife cannot drive it after dark or on snowy or rainy days as it is defintely unsafe to do so.
If you can help with someone who knows how to fix(step by sep),I would be very grateful.
Thank you for your time,
#79 of 271 Re: 01 trashfinder [georgedan]
Mar 18, 2008 (7:58 am)
I think I might know whats going on. If I read you right it sounds like a turnsignal switch, which contains the switch on/off for the running lights
on the first click, then the headlights and tail light on the second click.
Before you buy anything try this, I copied and pasted my original post (page 2 of this forum) which contains a fix for the turn signal switch. It read as follows:
Hello, I had the same problem on my 95' with the tail lights not coming on with the headlights or shutting off when driving (great no one could see me from behind). It's the turnsignal-headlight switch. I fixed this easly
in 30 minutes. Underneath the steering wheel remove the 4 screws that hold the bottom half of the steering wheel bezel. Once you have those off you can lift the top half of the bezel a bit to get to the two screws that hold the switch in place. Remove switch and take inside your home / or shop. There is a plastic plate that covers the where the
contacts are. That plate is about a 1 1/2" roughly square. I forget if it has screws or not , unscrew and or pry to pop that piece of plastic off. You will now see 4 or five contact legs. One for the headlamps 1 for taillamps and 2 turnsiganl contact legs. From turning headlights on/off alot they get unsprung a bit and will make little contact with the other mating surface. I used a small screw driver
to bend them towards the inside of the switch so they could make good contact. Take the switch in your hand and turn it on , you will see a one or two legs that have lost some off the orginal bend to make contact (thats the brake lights, use a small screw driver or you thumb to bend then inwards a bit to match the other legs. You could also use a very small pair of needle nose to bend the legs downword towards the other mating surface. My tail lights worked after this fix and i haven't had a problem in the year that i did this fix. good luck it works! Take your time to understand where and how the contact legs go to make a connection.
In your situation George it seems like the first click on your turn signal
is not make contact, ie the contact legs.
Let me know if this makes sense to you.
It is very easy to remove the turn signal switch as stated above.
I'm 95% sure that it is the turn signal switch becuse click one is"the running and dash lights no question, if you can repair it without replacing is another matter. Ebay has them cheaper than the dealer,
and I can get you a link to one of the auctions if you would like.
Let me know. I will try my best to help you.
#80 of 271 Re: 01 trashfinder [switchfixer]
Mar 18, 2008 (9:38 am)
Thanks so much. Yes, it makes sense. I got myself out there and took a look at the column and I believe with these instructions that my buddy and I may be able to fix it. It is pretty hard trying to get things done right now,but I am getting better everyday and your help is greatly appreciated. I will let you know how it works out.
Thanks again ,
#81 of 271 Re: 01 trashfinder [georgedan]
Mar 18, 2008 (3:36 pm)
After you have the four screws under out the switch has two screws on either side, take out only those two and the switch then just needs to be unplugged form the little harness that goes to it and wiggle it out.
When you get the switch out all the way and pop that plastic piece off, then turn the switch on in your hand while watching the contact legs to identify which one needs attention.
I believe one leg makes a connection for dash+running second makes
headlights and taillites and the other two may be left and right turn signal. Once you have identified the contact leg look at the others
that are working and observe the correct bend-& take your time-
Let me know. And best of luck!
#83 of 271 Pathfinder electric system problems
Apr 23, 2008 (6:15 pm)
While testing fuses of my Nissan Pathfinder 1998, because mirror compass and lighter didn't work, suddenly inside lights, radio and hazard lights stop working as well. I check every fuse and I found power in every one but now they don't work anymore. Please, I will thank any help about.
May 13, 2008 (6:34 pm)
I just got a 1987 Pathfinder SE-V6 and the blinkers don't work. At first, when the blinkers were turned on the blinker flasher relay would click erratically and loudly, not just a freaking out blinker sound but it was really fast and no lights would shine on the dash or on the signals outside. We replaced that, and the blinker clicked 3 times then went silent. Now nothing happens at all when i try to use the blinkers. I checked the fuse box and all the fuses are fine.
The lady i bought it from said that they would work fine but sometimes when it rained the blinkers would do their thing (not work)
I dont know if there's a short somewhere or what, but it needs fixed fast. I cant get pulled over on the way to school
#86 of 271 Nissan Pathfinder 3L V6 1994 Wiring Diagram
May 15, 2008 (7:26 am)
I am trying to get hold of the repair manual or wiring diagram for my 1994 Pathfinder. I bought the vehicle in Brazil and transported it to London. Unfortunately, Nissan in the UK are unable to help me as this Model was not available in this country.
#87 of 271 2002 Intermittent A/C and headlamp
May 19, 2008 (6:30 pm)
I have a 2002 pathfinder which started out with the headlamp turning on and off as I was running it without opening any doors. I turned the switch to off but now after maybe 8 months the A/C blower starts and stops intermittently and its getting worse daily. Usually it stays on after the car has been running for a while.
The odometer stopped displaying the top half of the numbers or vaguely displays them.
I just noticed the rear left brake light is not turning on.
I checked the battery and alternator and they seem fine. The fuses don't look wrong either.
Any suggestions? Someone mentioned it may be the voltage regulator but I'm not sure.