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2006 Nissan Maxima Question: interior lighting fuse keeps blowing

 

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bama, Cedar Bluff, AL, January 24, 2009, 09:33
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I bought my 2006 maxima new 2 years ago. I have carried the car back to the dealership several times because the fuse that'
works the interior lights , auto seat adjustments, auto steering wheel adjustment, gear lock, visor mirror lights don't work etc.
All they do is replace the fuse. usually it will be blown again before I would get home. Of course my warenty is out now and when I replaced the same fuse It would work for a day or two. Then fire sparks popped out of the fuse box. Of course I won't try to replace the fuse again. I know Its in the wireing but I could never get the dealership nissan gadsden alabama to fix it. Do you have any suggestions.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 24, 2009, 22:46
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    I just looked at a wiring diagram, everything runs through a body control module otherwise I would just say start removing disconnecting switches and see if the fuse stops blowing. I have run into these types of problems and never walked away from one I couldn't fix. It is unacceptable that the dealer can't fix this. At the fuse box I have installed multiple fuses on a line that feeds several circuits to isolate which circuit is causing the main fuse in the fuse box to continually blow. Look under the seats to see nothing has jammed or damaged the wiring harness. Look in the trunk on the trunk deck lid hinges to see if the wires have been damaged. Perhaps put in a fuse get a friend to listen for the fuse to "blow" as you wiggle and shake various wiring harness in the passenger compartment and trunk (anything you see associated with the fuse that blows) don't forget the harness in the trunk as the interior light and alarm are also on this circuit.

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    Visitor, July 04, 2011, 09:13

    im having the same problem, which fuse controls this? I've been looking for the right fuse and cant find it.

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    Chandros101 February 03, 2010, 05:25
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    I have similar problem with my '05 Maxima. Brought it to a mechanic and he replaced fuse and it kept blowing. He couldnt figure out what was wrong. So I took it to a dealer and $200 later they diagnosed it as the BCM has gone bad. So for another $500 I am having new BCM put in. The BCM is the computer for the whole car. Everything that works the car goes through the BCM. I will let you know if I have any further problems in the future. But the dealer tells me this is why my fuse for the dome light and the driver #1 and #2 control dont work.

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