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Got a 2007 Versa and the driver-side rear tail-light assembly is out. all lights at one time. is this a relay problem potentially? i checked the fuses and they are all fine. i had all these lights replaced about 10k miles ago. any thoughts???
 

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it sounds like a socket problem,
first make sure all sockets are nice and clean, no rust or anything. make sure they have a clean connection to each light
 

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clean connections

as you probably already know - it's tough to get to the taillights. but you can get to the connections. i checked those and they are all clean and connected.

that's why i'm thinking some sort of relay is to blame.
 

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good suggestion

everything is sealed up tight. i stuck a compressor hose in through the tiny access holes provided in the trunk. blew everything out and had a little dust shoot out, but nothing else. i can't imagine any moisture getting in there. nissan seals that assembly up pretty tight, but without taking the housing completely off, it's impossible to tell.
 

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p.s. taking it to the mechanic today (not the dealership) to see what they say. our local nissan dealership stinks. they want to charge me $250 just for taking a look.

i'll post to the forum with the results.
 

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Sockets?

thanks for the tip. i'll ask my mechanic about that when i bring it in.

i'm not trying to sound snarky or anything - i'm just wondering how it would be possible that all three sockets could go out at one time. i can understand if H2O was leaking into the assembly, but that's not happening. i may just have a faulty assembly.
 

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If the whole assembly is out, then the problem may not be in the light housing. If you were to put a multimeter in the wires and check for power, that would tell you if the problem is in the housing or in the wiring. There may be a loose connection elsewhere in the circuit.
 

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thanks for the tip. i'll ask my mechanic about that when i bring it in.

i'm not trying to sound snarky or anything - i'm just wondering how it would be possible that all three sockets could go out at one time. i can understand if H2O was leaking into the assembly, but that's not happening. i may just have a faulty assembly.
To be honest, I do not have a clue why the tailight is out, I'm just trying to help you figure it out from my end of the world
I would never think you're trying to sound smarky or anything because you're just trying to get your lights fixed.

sometimes one bad socket can cause the other 2 sockets to shot down for safety reason, but I'm not 100% sure if that's possible. that's just something that I would do if I had the same problem.


but before going out and buying new sockets :idea: it is best to check if all sockets are actually getting power. you can test each socket using a multi-meter.

if they're all getting power, make sure all light bulbs are good too.

if all sockets are getting power, all light bulbs are good, and still no power from that tail light, then I don't know, I would have to think of something else or take it somewhere and let them figure it out.

the main question is, are those light bulbs getting power? :question:
probably not, and that's why they're not working
or is one light bulb bad causing the other two not to work? :question:
not lilkely...but its worth to try
is the fuse good?
I don't know

it could be something simple or it could be something complicated
:confused5: :confused5: :confused5: :confused5: :confused5:

Does anyone else have more ideas?

:idea: :idea: :idea:
 

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If the whole assembly is out, then the problem may not be in the light housing. If you were to put a multimeter in the wires and check for power, that would tell you if the problem is in the housing or in the wiring. There may be a loose connection elsewhere in the circuit.
I agree, multimeter is needed to check for power
 

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VERDICT: Sockets

it was the sockets!

mechanic said change in the weather can sometimes do it. replaced them all and i'm back on the road.

thanks for all the suggestion.

problem solved.
 
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