Nissan Sunny Electric Fault - mfarrow
Hi,

I've got a problem with a J-reg Nissan Sunny in that when you press the brake peddle, the sidelights come on. Haven't seen it for myself yet, not my car, but the only solution at the moment it to drive with the sidelights on!

Any idea what could be causing this? Owner says she also hears a click when she presses the brake peddle. Relay perhaps?


Regards




Mike Farrow
Nissan Sunny Electric Fault - DavidHM
Has the car been into the garage recently? If so, it seems like something has been wired up incorrectly.

It could be caused by a fuse or a dead bulb creating an open circuit to the sidelights; it's unlikely to be anything major.

Get it fixed urgently though. This happened to a mate of mine, and every time he braked to go through a tight gap, oncoming traffic thought he was flashing them to let them through and drove straight at him - very dangerous.
Nissan Sunny Electric Fault - Dynamic Dave
Check that the correct bulbs fitted in the rear light cluster. Chances are someone has replaced a twin filament stop/tail light bulb for a single filament bulb - thus making a connection across the brake light and side light connections in the light cluster and illuminating the side lights when the brakes are applied.
Nissan Sunny Electric Fault - Deryck Tintagel
Check the earthing on the brake light circuit. Fords used to be notorious for poor earths which caused all manner of curious lighting effects when the brake was pressed. It could be something similar
Nissan Sunny Electric Fault - mfarrow
Thanks for your help. The lady whose car it is is going to have it looked at by a family friend. Thanks for all your answers though, I'm sure she'll come running if he can't fix it!

:-)
Nissan Sunny Electric Fault - Dave_TD
Fords used to be notorious for poor earths which caused all manner of curious
lighting effects when the brake was pressed.


Used to be?? Saw an "02" plate Escort van last week where the right hand rear light cluster lit up like Blackpool illuminations when the driver braked!
Nissan Sunny Electric Fault - deltaseven
I used to drive a Nissan Sunny with a similar problem - When I braked, the reverse lights would come on - I traced it to the aftermarket rear-light cluster, which was allowing water into itself (and the boot) ;-) not sure if this could be a similar fault as that affected only the rear cluster, where your faulr concerns the front lights...
 

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