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Had alternator and battery checked and they were fine. If weather is damp lights stay on. But in dry weather lights will go off, but when I apply brakes will come back on and will go off after 30 seconds or so. Have had brakes checked also and they are fine. Is there a fuse or computer problem that can cause this?

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Visit the on-line store, known as reliable-store, they have the repair manuals. I'm sure you will get the solution of your problem. 2003 Nissan Sentra

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SOURCE: Brake lights not working when you apply brakes

check the brake light switch.
It's usually up under the dash, and it activated by the brake pedal.

There are 2 wires going to it. To test it, jumper across the leads.
or, watch the "action" sometimes you just need to reposition the switch to get it to work.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008


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SOURCE: brake lights out

Brake light switch, bulbs

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SOURCE: Brake light and battery light stay on Nissan Sentra 2000

you may have a bad ground somewhere

Posted on Oct 06, 2008


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SOURCE: 2003 Nissan Sentra Brake lights stay on

When you depress the brake pedal, the brake pedal will move away from the brake light switch and cause a close circuit and the brake lamps light up. There is a rubber bunk on the pedal which pushes against the brake light switch to shut it off when you release the brake pedal. Most likely this rubber bunk has either fallen off or disintegrated leaving a hole in the brake pedal so there is nothing to push against the switch to shut it off. Look up the brake pedal until you see the brake light switch, then depress the brake pedal to see if the rubber bunk is still there. It is easy to replace. Or you can use some double sided adhesive tape and a coin and stick the coin over the hole in the brake pedal.

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SOURCE: brake light, 2008 Nissan Sentra

Open the trunk and locate the trim door that covers the back of the drivers side tail light assembly. Open the door and locate the bulb holder. The bulb holder can be removed from the tail light assembly housing by turning counter clockwise 1/4 turn. Holding the bulb holder in one hand, press gently on the bulb and turn then bulb counter clockwise to remove. Replace with a combo bulb and reverse proceedure to re-install.

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