January 8, 2012 at 12:03 am #1507
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.January 11, 2012 at 5:29 pm #5366
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.January 12, 2012 at 4:13 pm #5370
Here’s a discussion w/ pictures that a member posted on the BCM. it’s pretty easy to access.January 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm #5374
That’s ECM, i.e. engine control module.
Lights are controlled by BCM, i.e. body control module.
Those are not the same.January 16, 2012 at 10:09 pm #5378
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 LuckJanuary 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm #5386
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.January 30, 2012 at 8:01 pm #5416
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.November 8, 2012 at 8:34 am #6072
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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