When you remove the fuse panel cover on the inside there should be a "map" of all the fuses. If that is not there or not visible then pull the fuses until you find one tha has failed. I think it is a low amperege type like 7.5, 10 or 15 Amp max. But before you go to that trouble, check to see if your tail lights work (not to be confused with brake lights). If not, check the fuse box under the hood next to the battery. There's a 10A fuse that controls brake lights, lights on the instrument panel, and the "beep beep" warning signal that you get if you turn off the motor and open the door with the headlights still on. The fuse box inside, under the dash, should have a fuse puller tool and replacement fuses, with a 10A fuse you can use to make this fix. (This paragraph was correct for my 1998 Sentra and I'm betting it is still correct for later models.)
There should be a diagram on the inside of the fusebox cover.
It controls the headlights, dash lights, tail lights and park lights. You don't repair it you replace it.
There is another fuse box under the hood and next to the battery. This fuse controls the horn, dashboard lights, and the tail lights.
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
I need to know if there are two stop light switches for rear lights on my Nissan sentra 2005.
Check fuses, common circuit
The instrument panel lights are controlled by the same fuse as the tail lights which is a 15 amp fuse located in the panel in the engine compartment adjacent to the battery. The fuse is only labeled for the tail lights.
Check your fuses! If they're all good I would next check the wireing on your stereo. I had a loose wire once back there and it made my instrument cluster's lights not work when I had the headlights on and I had to guess my speeds at night.
check reverse light switch on transmission.
the brake light driver side not working
The easiest way to get them to come on is to tap into the wiring harness of the parking lights.
Check the brake switch under your pedal (which needs to be pushed when the brake pedal is depressed). This is what the problem was on my friends Sentra. As long as you have checked the lights and fuses, this should do it.