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How do you change a 2009 Nissan Sentra brake light?
2009 Nissan Sentra brake light bulb replacement: Purchase the correct replacement brake light bulb(s) first, before disassembling the vehicle. See sources and related links below for replacement brake light bulb information. Then consult your owner's manual for the replacement procedure. As simple as it sounds, the owner's manual is the best place to start for brake light bulb replacement instructions and illustrations. You may want to consider replacing both left and right at the same time in order to keep brightness and color equal (optional).
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I assume you mean the center brake light in the rear window. I struggled with this too, and even the dealer service rep couldn't figure it out. As you face the light cowling …from the rear seat, There is a big tab in the back of the cover with two tabs on the side next to the window. Holding both sides of the high-mounted stoplight cover, press in with both thumbs on the bottom of the cover in the center, then lift up. Next you will see a set of wires going from the trunk to the light holder, turn the holder counter-clockwise to remove the light. Make sure you get an 18W light bulb #921. It will look like a pull out type bulb. You don't want the bulb with the tabs.
It's pretty straightforward. Tools required: * Flashlight The brake switch itself looks like a drumstick (in terms of chicken). The way it works is thus-- there …is a small white button on the long end of it. The brake lights turn off when the button is pressed, and the brake lights come on when the button is not pressed. This may seem a little counter-intuitive, but when the switch is correctly installed, it is installed in such a way that the button is always depressed (thus keeping the brake lights off) until you step on the brake pedal. Once you step on the brake pedal, contact between the pedal and the button is released, which is what allows your brake lights to come on when you're braking. This is important because if your brake lights are stuck in the "on" position after you replace the switch, understanding how it's supposed to work will help you understand what you did wrong. Now, for the actual procedure: Recline your driver seat all the way flat. You will be laying flat on your back, on the chair, with your head down by where the pedals are and your feet up by the headrest of your seat. You may want to remove your shoes and vacuum the floor area before proceeding. Look at the rubber part of the brake pedal (where your foot normally comes into contact with it). Now follow the arm connected to it upward. You will see a gold hinge upon which the brake pedal connects to the rest of the system; continue past it. Just past that is a black cylinder mounted in a silver bracket; the cylinder is probably angled perpendicular to the brake pedal arm. Check the Related Links section for pictures. The brake light switch is inside this cylinder. To remove the switch, you need to look on the side of the metal plate that has wires sticking out of it. Grab the squared black part and simply twist it. Do not force it; if it isn't turning, try it the other way. Then disconnect the white wiring harness from it, and you will have successfully extracted the brake switch. Reinstallation is the tricky part. If you don't do it right, your brake lights will be stuck in the "on" position. Go ahead and insert the new switch into the black cylindrical holster. Make sure you push it in as deep as it will go, then twist it opposite in the direction you turned it to remove it. If you have installed it correctly, you should see no part of the white button on the switch unless you're pushing on the brake pedal. The white button should be completely depressed by the little mushroom cap on the brake pedal arm. If you can see the white button when the brake pedal is not depressed then you did not insert the switch far enough. Check to see if your brake lights are on. If they are, remove the switch and try again. If they aren't, you might be able to get away with it but I'd recommend trying again as well. Hook the wiring harness back up to the switch and you're done.
There is a detailed instructional video listed here: http://www.nissanhelp.com/diy/sentra/brakes_suspension_tires.htm Front brake pads on a 2001 Nissan Maxima equipped …with a 1.8 liter engine require a 14mm socket to remove the caliper. After the caliper is removed the brake pads slide out from the sides from the grooved guides. Install in reverse order after pushing the piston into the caliper using a "C" clamp. If the rotor needs to be removed the a 19mm socket is required to remove the caliper bracket so the rotor can be taken off the hub. It is simply placed over the lug studs and may require a little help via a hammer to remove the old one because of rust or dirt. hope this helps.
the brake light driver side not working
you need to take the wheel off, then remove the caliper from the knuckle once you have the calpier removed with a large pair of channel locks compress the caliper piston… with the old pad still in place , remove the old rotor which should just slide off replace it with the new one,replace the pads in the compressed caliper, reinstall the caliper put the wheel back on and presto you are finished but before you put the car in any gear make sure you pump the brake pedal to seat the brakes again because remember you compressed the piston . good luck be safe use jack stands and block your wheels get a manual also it helps
Your best bet when playing with brakes is to leave it to the professionals if you do not know how. BUt providing you have some basic knowledge of auto repair, here goes.… You need to back off the parking brake by removing the cap plugging the hole in the backing plate, this exposes the star wheel that you need to turn with a screwdriver or a brake spoon while applying pressure to the tension piece that holds the star wheel from turning backwards with another screwdriver. SOUND FUN YET? This should have you to the point of drum removal (obviously I did not cover tire removal because if someone cant do that, they need not even attempt brakes) Remove the drums (do not remove anything but) NOW, on one side only start carfully removing the springs and such and disconnect the parking brake cable from the shoes (leave the other side of the vehicle together minus the drum so you have a reference) I always replace the hardware kit with every rear brake job that i do. Look for leaking wheel cylinders, replace if leaking. Always spray everything down with brake parts cleaner before taking the drum off and after to avoid breathing dust (asbestos) Always spray off the oil on the new brake drums (use the brake Kleen again) Do not get grease on the new shoes I am not responsible for anyone doing anything they should not be doing.
I'm assuming the 2001 model is identical to the 2002, 2003 and 2004 models. These instructions are written according to the layout of a 2003 model. Check the pictures in the R…elated Links section before proceeding to see if these instructions are relevant to your model. Tools required: * Flat-head screwdriver Look inside your trunk, right behind where your brake lights are mounted on the outside. Toward the top of your trunk is a small gray circle inside a larger gray circle. Use a flathead screwdriver to pry up the smaller circle; you don't have to pry it out completely. Once it's sticking out, pry up the larger circle and remove it completely. Now you need to pull the crappy excuse for upholstery away from the brake light assembly. Only pull it as little as you need to be able to see and work with the assembly, because it's a major pain to try to mold that lining back into the shape it was before you started. You should be able to see two gray, quarter to half-dollar sized, cylinder-looking things with wires coming out of them. That's the wiring harness; there are two on each side of the car (since there are two bulbs on each side). Twist it and it should come out easily; if you're forcing it you're doing something wrong. To remove the old bulb from the harness you need to treat it like a bottle of Tylenol-- push in, twist, then pull out. Again, it should come out easily; do not force anything. Broken bulbs are even more difficult to remove. With the new bulb in the harness, work your way back through the steps.
I assume you referring to the instrument panel lights,,, first remove the dash ,,,and the remove the screws for the panel,,, then flipping the panel over you find the pl…ug sockets for the small bulbs,,,some twist quarter turn >
I have a 1995 Nissan sentra and the brake lights were stuck on because of a switch that broke above the brake. the mechanic said it happens to alot nissans
Bottom line. Ya can't... After my main Nissan Dealer closed I was lost as to what to do. My brake light has been out twice in 2 years and no one will tell me how to replace it…. Don't call service, they will just tell you to bring it in and they can't tell you how to do it yourself. Come on? Really? Its just a little bulb... why go out of my way when I can just do it myself? And don't bother with the owners manual... they must have been written by the service advisors. It won't tell you either! You can!, open the trunk, there are 2 black clips (right behind the rear light assembly) that you pull the center pin out a little then remove clip, then push back the carpeting(liner) and then there are 2 bolts right behind the brake light bezels, remove them then pry off the whole rear light bezel(assembly) by hand, if you have to use a screw driver very carefully to pry one side with screw driver and the other your hand, then remove the brake light bulb socket with a slight twist, change bulb and reverse the instructions. the lining in the trunk is a little tricky but you can pry it back enough and when closing up carefully reinsert the lining(carpeting). that's it, If you want to change the high stop lamp inside rear, then push on the back of the lamp it will go forward(towards the rear of the car), then lift up a bit and under the housing theres a black twist off for the bulb, twist it off and change build, reverse instructions putting back
This is not as difficult as it looks. You can almost reach in behind the carpeting in the trunk and feel the two bolts that hold the integrated light assembly. I to…ok off the upper inside carpet holder by prying off the center piece and then pulling out that carpet holder. Once the two nuts have been taken off, the assembly can be removed. There are several plastic nubs that go into the car body, so you may have to wiggle the assembly, but it comes out. The assembly is still connected to the car by the electrical wires, but you can now see several holders in the assembly which hold the individual lights (brake / turn / hazzard). Good luck.
If the switch activated by your brake for your 1994 Nissan sentra brake lights and tail lights is broken and your lights stay on when the engine is off how can you fix it?
There is a switch just above the brake pedal that is called the brake stoplight switch. When the brake pedal is released, it stops the brake lights from illuminating. Check to… make sure the switch is contacting the brake pedal stop where it should. A short term method of not killing the battery would be to unplug the connector to the switch and get a new one. It won't have brake lights when disconnected so I don't recommend driving with it like that. replace the broken switch
How do you change brake pads on a 2002 Nissan Sentra? How do you change brake pads on a 2002 Nissan Sentra? How do you change brake pads on a 2002 Nissan Sentr…a?
Its the main light switch in the colum. the contactors are worn and not touching all the way! Salvage yard 10 bucks! The new one is like 200 dollars! It sould fix any ot…her light problems if any.
The brake light switch is located above the brake pedal on a 1993 Nissan Sentra. To reach the switch the driver's door needs to be opened.
for the 3rd brake light removal, push the lower right side of the plastic housing to the left and easily push up. it will come right out, before pulling completely out dis…connect the quick connect by sqeezing tab...
The 1998 Nissan brake light switch is located below the dashboard, on the drivers side of the engine compartment. The brake light switch simply plugs in and out.