SOLVED! Unlocking doors from fob no longer turns on ceiling lights

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  • #1507

    CanadaQ2005
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    Did anyone experience that?

    There was a relatively cold day up here and exactly that day lights stopped coming on when doors unlock.
    The lights down by the pedals work though.
    I can turn on all ceiling lights no problem by pressing them.
    Just no longer when the doors unlock.

    So I went to the dealer and asked for the switch/relay that turns them on and they said $250. Hell will freeze over before I’ll spend that much on the lights.

    Any ideas what I can do?
    Never had issue like that in any of my vehicles, starting with a 17 yo VW.

    #5366

    CanadaQ2005
    Participant

    I found that all lights are controlled by BCM – Body Control Module. It provides ground to terminal 22 when the power locks are unlocked.

    That’s the part dealer quoted me $250 for.

    Worst case scenario, as I do have ground/power to the foot lights, I can just rig a switch to the ceiling (map) lights.

    Did anybody every pull BCM? I can’t figure where it is under the dashboard – does entire dashboard have to be removed, or it can be readily accessed? I would like to try to restore solder joints, like I did a few years back on the DRL unit in my 3d gen Maxima.

    #5370

    dtownfb
    Participant

    Here’s a discussion w/ pictures that a member posted on the BCM. it’s pretty easy to access.

    http://questdriver.com/node/1269

    #5374

    CanadaQ2005
    Participant

    That’s ECM, i.e. engine control module.
    Lights are controlled by BCM, i.e. body control module.
    Those are not the same.

    #5378

    dtownfb
    Participant

    Thanks for picking up on that CanadaQ2005. Here’s a discussion on the BCM: http://x.nissanhelp.com/forums/quest/20274-05-quest-both-rear-vent-windows-stuck-open.html

    It talks about checking the fuses first; if no luck, disconnecting the battery; then changing the BCM. This discussion has pictures and describes the replacement process.

    Good Luck

    #5386

    CanadaQ2005
    Participant

    Great, thanks for the link!
    Re-setting the BCM did not help. All fuses check positive.

    This part is very encouraging:

    2. Remove instrument panel storage bin.

    Means I would not have to remove entire dashboard.

    #5416

    CanadaQ2005
    Participant

    Poking finger into the knobs on the left in order to find the dashboard brightness wheel, I accidentally turned the lights completely off w/o knowing it.

    On a side note, what a silly location for that button, when there is so much space on the ceiling around the actual lights!

    Quest interior designer is a dumb ass moron. Should have left blank spaces between the power door buttons on the ceiling – I keep punching wrong buttons all the time. And now this issue with lights… Royal PITA.

    #6072

    rknee4quest
    Member

    you listed that link as the location to the BCM? that link is to the location of the ECM ( Engine Control Module). the BCM is located on the driver side, below the instrument cluster ( instrument cluster is where the shifter A/C and audio controls are) .

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