Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Symptom diagnosis

  • The fuel gauge pointer does not move
  • Description Fuel gauge needle will not move from a certain position. Diagnosis Procedure 1.CHECK COMBINATION METER INPUT SIGNAL  Select "METER/M&A" on CONSULT.  Using "FUEL METER" of "DATA MONITOR", compare the monitor value with the fuel gauge reading on the combination meter. Refer to MWI-40, "Component Function Check". 2.CHECK FUEL LEVEL SENSOR SIGNAL CIRCUIT Check the fuel level sensor signal circuit. Refer to MWI-40, "Diagnosis Procedure". 3.CHECK FUEL LEVEL SENSOR UNIT AND FUEL PUMP (FUEL LEVEL SENSOR) Perform a unit check for the fuel level sensor unit and fuel pump (fuel level sensor). Refer to MWI-41, "Component Inspection". 4.

  • The fuel gauge pointer does not move to "F" when refueling
  • Description The fuel gauge needle will not move to "F" position when refueling. Diagnosis Procedure 1.OBSERVE FUEL GAUGE Does it take a long time for the pointer to move to FULL position? 2.IDENTIFY FUELING CONDITION Was the vehicle fueled with the ignition switch ON? 3.OBSERVE VEHICLE POSITION Is the vehicle parked on an incline? 4.

  • The oil pressure warning lamp does not turn on
  • Description The oil pressure warning lamp stays off when the ignition switch is turned ON. Diagnosis Procedure 1.CHECK OIL PRESSURE WARNING LAMP Perform IPDM E/R auto active test. Refer to PCS-11, "Diagnosis Description". 2.CHECK OIL PRESSURE SWITCH SIGNAL CIRCUIT Check the oil pressure switch signal circuit. Refer to MWI-42, "Diagnosis Procedure". 3.CHECK OIL PRESSURE SWITCH UNIT Perform a unit check for the oil pressure switch. Refer to MWI-42, "Component Inspection".

  • The oil pressure warning lamp does not turn off
  • Description The oil pressure warning lamp remains illuminated while the engine is running (normal oil pressure). Diagnosis Procedure Regarding Wiring Diagram information, refer to MWI-87, "Wiring Diagram". 1.CHECK OIL PRESSURE WARNING LAMP Perform IPDM E/R auto active test. Refer to PCS-11, "Diagnosis Description". 2.CHECK IPDM E/R OUTPUT VOLTAGE  Turn ignition switch OFF.  Disconnect the oil pressure switch connector.  Turn ignition switch ON.  Check voltage between the oil pressure switch harness connector F41 terminal 1 and ground. 3.CHECK OIL PRESSURE SWITCH Perform a unit check for the oil pressure switch. Refer to MWI-42, "Component Inspection". 4.

  • The parking brake release warning continues displaying, or does not display
  • Description  The parking brake warning is displayed while driving the vehicle even though the parking brake is released.  The parking brake warning is not displayed even though driving the vehicle with the parking brake depressed. Diagnosis Procedure 1.CHECK PARKING BRAKE WARNING LAMP OPERATION  Start engine.  Monitor "BRAKE" warning lamp while applying and releasing the parking brake. 2.CHECK PARKING BRAKE SWITCH SIGNAL CIRCUIT  Turn ignition switch OFF.  Check the parking brake switch signal circuit. Refer to MWI-44, "Diagnosis Procedure". 3.CHECK PARKING BRAKE SWITCH UNIT Perform a unit check for the parking brake switch.

  • The low washer fluid warning continues displaying, or does not display
  • Description  The warning is still displayed even after washer fluid is added.  The warning is not displayed even though the washer tank is empty. Diagnosis Procedure 1.CHECK WASHER FLUID LEVEL SWITCH SIGNAL CIRCUIT Check the washer fluid level switch signal circuit. Refer to MWI-45, "Diagnosis Procedure". 2.CHECK WASHER FLUID LEVEL SWITCH UNIT Perform a unit check for the washer fluid level switch. Refer to MWI-46, "Component Inspection".

  • The door open warning continues displaying, or does not display
  • Description  The door ajar warning is displayed even though all of the doors and the trunk are closed.  The door ajar warning is not displayed even though a door or the trunk is ajar. Diagnosis Procedure 1.CHECK BCM INPUT SIGNAL Connect CONSULT and check the BCM input signals. Refer to DLK-67, "Component Function Check" (Door switch) and DLK-88, "Component Function Check" (Trunk lamp switch and truck release solenoid). 2.CHECK COMBINATION METER INPUT SIGNAL  Select "METER/M&A" on CONSULT.  Monitor "DOOR W/L" and "TRUNK/GLAS-H" of "DATA MONITOR" while opening and closing doors and trunk. 3.CHECK DOOR SWITCH SIGNAL CIRCUIT Check the door switch signal circuit.

  • The ambient temperature display is incorrect
  • Description  The displayed ambient air temperature is higher than the actual temperature.  The displayed ambient air temperature is lower than the actual temperature. Diagnosis Procedure 1.COMBINATION METER INPUT SIGNAL  Select "METER/M&A" on CONSULT.  Using "OUTSIDE TEMP" on DATA MONITOR, compare the value of DATA MONITOR with the actual ambient temperature. DATA MONITOR value and actual ambient temperature should be close.

  • Normal operating condition
  • COMPASS COMPASS : Description COMPASS  The electronic compass is highly protected from changes in most magnetic fields. However, some large changes in magnetic fields can affect it. Some examples are (but not limited to): high tension power lines, large steel buildings, subways, steel bridges, automatic car washes, large piles of scrap metal, etc.  During normal operation, the Compass Mirror will continuously update the compass calibration to adjust for gradual changes in the vehicle's magnetic "remnant" field. If the vehicle is subjected to high magnetic influences, the compass may appear to indicate false headings, become locked, or appear that it is unable to be calibrated.

Compass

The fuel gauge pointer does not move