Brake light and battery light stay on while driving

Asked by May 11, 2014 at 06:33 PM about the 1997 Nissan Sentra GLE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 97 Nissan Sentra
with 154k miles and the
battery light and brake light
stay on while driving. A
couple weeks ago the car
would die out and the abs
light came on and I would let
off the accelerator and the
car would snap back. I never
had to re start my car it
would just stall out and as I
let off the accelerator it
would come back. But now
it's just those lights that
come on. And some times
only when I accelerate and
the second I let off the gas
they go off. I have changed
the belts, filters, what could I
do? It's it my alternator?

4 Answers

1,605

Is your parking brake on?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

of course my parking brake is off it has nothing to do with my breaks.

1,605

First and best thing to do when a light is on that souldn't be, plug an OBD II code reader and get the codes. It may be the alternator. On some cars the 2 lights are on at the same time when it is failing. It may also be because of a short circuit somewhere. In this case, you'll have to follow the 2 wires to find where they are touching.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

Once you start your car , disconnect battery cables and measure voltage coming from your cables .should read 14volt,if less then is alternator

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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