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#48 of 111 '02 Nissan Quest 12V Power Outlet
Jul 28, 2008 (10:01 am)
Hi, I have a 2002 Quest SE with around 50K miles which I have owned, mostly trouble-free for about 3 years. Within the past few months I started using a windshield mounted GPS unit.
After about 1 month, the GPS unit stopped working. I checked and it was the power outlet, which had a burned out fuse. I replaced the fuse with a new one, and that fixed the problem (or so it seemed.)
When I replaced the fuse, I noticed something strange: there was a separate wire connected to that fuse. After replacing the fuse, I attempted to re-connect the wire, but I could not figure out how to do it. The Haynes manual makes no mention of it. All functions in the vehicle seemed to work fine, so left it off and forgot about it. Then a few days later I noticed the auto-dimming rearview mirror with built in compass wasn't functioning, so I figured that was the only function of the extra wire. I can live without that anyway.
THEN my GPS system stopped working again, and this time it was the fuse inside the GPS' car charger! I replaced that, and again everything seemed OK. THEN the GPS failed again, and all fuses are fine. SO - it must have been the GPS unit all along, right? So I sent the GPS unit back to the manufacturer for a replacement.
THEN the other day I plugged my sister's GPS unit, same brand, same model, with my car charger, into my car's power outlet. And then her GPS unit failed! SO I called the manufacturer of the GPS unit to send me a new unit AND a new car charger.
I will say this: At other times in the past, I have felt that the power outlets do not function correctly. There have been times when they just did not work, and times which I'm sure they have damaged things plugged into them. But almost all the time, they seem to work fine. Also, at times in the past, the radio and windshield wipers have suddenly stopped working, but soon after they were fine. My wife swears that just happened last week, but I haven't seen it happen in years. Are we going crazy, or is there some issue with power coming and going on these vans? Could white-flaked battery terminals cause these types of problems? My battery always develops the white flakes very shortly after I clean it.
Has anyone heard of any crazy stories with the Quest's power outlet? Could there be something wrong with the outlet that causes it to damage things? Is there anything in the electrical system I can check to see what may be causing these problems?
Thanks a lot for any help.
#49 of 111 Re: 1999 Nissan Quest power window issues [steve_]
Jul 29, 2008 (5:47 pm)
My 1999 Nissan Quest GXE has this left-side power window switch problem. The switch to control the driver-side window only lets the window down. I tried to dissemble the switch but couldn't. Finally, I am ordering part from http://courtesyparts.com and waiting its arrival.
In the meantime, I tried some tricks to jump the wiring harness to close the driver-side window and it worked. Here are the tricks:
1. Once you have removed the switch from the wiring that goes into the door, orient the wiring harness horizontally so that the black wiring (ground) is in the upper left. Starting at the lower left, count to the right from 1-7. Start again at the top with 8 being the black wire through to 12 (between 10 to 11, there are two empty slots).
2. Front driver window (left front): To open, jump 1 & 9, and 2 & 8. To close, jump 1 & 2, and 8 & 9.
3. Front passenger window (right front): To open, jump 1 & 6, and 7 & 8. To close, jump 1 & 7, and 6 & 8.
4. Door Locks: To unlock, jump 8 & 11. To lock, jump 8 & 12
1 = Positive (orange with black stripe)
8 = Ground (negative - black)
Hope these info will help you guys to diagnose the circuits to identify which part is broken.
#50 of 111 Re: 1999 Nissan Quest power window issues [smile100]
Aug 01, 2008 (1:06 pm)
A follow-up from my previous post.
I got my part today. Disappointed, the unit doesn't have power door lock switch. Otherwise, everything works fine. An advice: when buying part from courtesy.com, 25401-V41001 is the correct one. In fact, 25401-V41003 should not be put on that sale page since 1999 Nissan Quest GXE has power door as standard equipment. By all means, 25401-V41003 is an inadequate part for Nissan Quest 1999+.
If you don't care the color difference, try http://www.conquestauto.com/servlet/the-2191/1999-Villager-New-Power/Detail.
Anyway, I still installed it. The lack of power door lock switch doesn't bother me except a cosmetic appearance defect.
By the way, after installation, I broke my old switch. I found out it's not a carbon built-up problem. It seems like excess heat melted the contact plastic legs, so it could not push the switch. I think this is a design defect. Also, no way you can dissemble the switch, it's irreversible. Only way to fix the problem is to buy a new one to replace it.
#51 of 111 Re: 1999 Nissan Quest power window issues [smile100]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 02, 2008 (7:51 pm)
I was traveling last week and just now saw your post. The switches really aren't made to be disassembled although I had one to practice on and was able to get the second one working without destroying the switch.
The part number on the old "Genuine Nissan Parts" box I have that my '99's replacement switch came I says Switch Assy - Power Window Main 25401-7B112.
When I search at Courtesy for it, the part shows up as "un-categorized" but available.
#52 of 111 Re: 1999 Nissan Quest power window issues [steve_]
Aug 03, 2008 (11:03 am)
I just checked my old part which has part number (25401-7B111, for Beige interior) on it. Courtesy.com does have this part but costs $96. I think 25401-V41001 will do the work but is cheaper.
Oddly, the color difference (beige/dark gray) makes the almost $20 price difference.
#53 of 111 Re: 1999 Nissan Quest power window issues [smile100]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 03, 2008 (2:11 pm)
makes the almost $20 price difference
Especially for a switch that should never fail anyway, much less fail as often as Quest ones of that era do.
This week I get to look forward to replacing an O2 sensor or worse - something failed 2 weeks ago and triggered the CEL and is making the van run rough. $96 will probably look cheap by the time I get it to pass IM this time around.
Steve, visiting (and grumbling) host
#54 of 111 2000 nissan quest head lights
Aug 08, 2008 (11:58 am)
#55 of 111 2000 nissan quest head lights
Aug 08, 2008 (11:58 am)
bought car new 2000 leftover in 2001 3 time brought car back to dealer for head light going out 3 times they said they fixed something last time was 2005 still having same problem spoke to regional supervisor will not do anything what do i do next they want $ 350 to repair donot want to pay i feel it should of been corrected the first 3 times
#56 of 111 Re: Disarm the Alarm of a 99Villager [hfamerikaner]
Aug 25, 2008 (5:47 pm)
Had the same issue. After putting the key in and out 6 times actually start the car instead of just acc. Then push any button on the transmitter. No problems now. Good luck.
#57 of 111 nissan quest 07 speedometer malfunction
Sep 16, 2008 (9:28 am)
My nissan quest se 07 has had an internal failure in speedometer and advised I had to replace insturment cluster. Total cost 575.00. Since I have 59,000 miles it is not covered under waranty. I called nissan customer service to complain. I am waiting to hear back from regional director. Has anyone had this problem? I thought speedometers lasted alot longer than that.