I installed my battery in reverse. As a result I had to change out my fuseable link and 2 other fuses that burnt out. The car is now running, however the brake lights stay on all the time even when t

20

Asked by Aug 27, 2013 at 11:10 PM about the 2003 Nissan Pathfinder

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

23,305

whole nother issue! maby that's why you had the battery out in the first place, drained from lights on! check the brake peddle for full return or brake switch at peddle lever under dash

1 people found this helpful.

you did not change out the battery....tsk tsk, they go bad after five years (new tin/antimony alloy) subsequent damage to the alternator and hopefully the ECU will have been spared with a fuse or two~

1 people found this helpful.
20

The lights were not on before the battery was changed. when the battery was hooked up in reverse could it have damaged the brake pedal switch causing it to be on always?

2 people found this helpful.

anything can happen when the ground is reversed...now you must check the switch to see if the contacts have been "welded" and put a new one in there, or try to adjust it...have someone stand behind the car to let you know when the lights have gone off...grobble down and adjust the barrel adjustment for the switch~

1 people found this helpful.

Your first battery went dead because you brake lights were on. On my 95 a plastic piece on the switch wore out and brake lights stayed on.

Your Answer:

Pathfinder

Looking for a Used Pathfinder in your area?

CarGurus has 24,388 nationwide Pathfinder listings starting at $2,495.

ZIP:

Nissan Pathfinder Experts

  • #1
    jmcalafactor
    Reputation
    1,050
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    580
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    330
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Highlander
378 Great Deals out of 51,925 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda Pilot
352 Great Deals out of 44,731 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota 4Runner
256 Great Deals out of 34,749 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Armada
153 Great Deals out of 9,362 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Explorer
880 Great Deals out of 68,057 listings starting at $950
Used Nissan Murano
318 Great Deals out of 27,285 listings starting at $1,850
Used Nissan Xterra
58 Great Deals out of 2,761 listings starting at $1,200
Used Acura MDX
284 Great Deals out of 16,121 listings starting at $1,990
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
840 Great Deals out of 76,541 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
523 Great Deals out of 37,969 listings starting at $1,250
Used Nissan Frontier
291 Great Deals out of 23,509 listings starting at $1,295
Used Kia Sorento
386 Great Deals out of 32,086 listings starting at $2,250

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Nissan Pathfinder For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 14,153 listings starting at $23,897
2017 Nissan Pathfinder For Sale
74 Great Deals out of 2,569 listings starting at $16,991
2016 Nissan Pathfinder For Sale
37 Great Deals out of 1,191 listings starting at $12,995
2015 Nissan Pathfinder For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 2,252 listings starting at $13,495
2014 Nissan Pathfinder For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 1,353 listings starting at $10,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.