The fire melted that panel to the floorboard and spread around the steering column, around the ignition and slightly up to the upper dashboard right side , again causing the dash to melt. The vehicle was driven to the side of the road. Revs go up, it feels like you hit some ice and it makes a vibration and buzzing sound. If equipped, remove both screws and finisher from the front edge of the seat see Fig. The contact stated while driving approximate 40 mph, the interior lights and entire power windows and power seats failed to operate. Each seat adjuster motor is controlled by the driver seat module through 2 motor control circuits.
I didn't know if repairs to wiring were performed or not, but they didn't admit to any underlying electrical problem, yet they couldn't explain why the battery became dead, or why it required more than 24 hours to replace a dead battery. Were these coccurence's commenly reported for this model year. Please rate my help for Fixya, it helps to improve my standing on the site. At this time the Nissan dealership is not sure how the fire started and is not claiming Nissan liability. Does yours have Driver and Passenger Power Seats Without Memory Or Power Driver Seat With Memory? Nov 02, 2017 Have the switch tested for the seat and also verify the seat has power to the switch before you do any parts replacing.
The fire had somehow contained itself and self-extinguished. The dealer replaced the seat switch. The direction of the adjuster motor rotation is determined by which of the motor control circuits is switched to battery positive voltage while the other remains grounded. The backrest adjustment switch is located on the side of the seat cushion side shield and is part of the seat control switch. This is the same dealership I've been bringing my vehicle to for al of the problems that have existed with this car.
Seat comfort overall is more supportive. This problem just occurred about 7 months ago out of the blue. It is apparent that this matter is a threat to the safety of the driver of the car and Nissan should recall and fix the problem. The seat moves up towards the stirring wheel and sometimes will not stop. If you find no power check owners manual for the location of the power seat fuses, they are likely under the hood. Then, remove six nuts and two base plates on both sides, located at the top of the seat frame, to release the gear boxes see Fig. I feel this fire should be cause for investigation as my Maxima appears to be at least the second Nissan with the same exact electrical issues and fire.
Don't know of any way to manually recline the seat without taking it apart. The driver seat module supplies the seat adjuster switch assembly with a battery positive reference voltage. Once we extinguished the flames and called the fire dept we realized the source appeared to be in the area of the fuse housing area. It has moved so close that I had to lean the seat back to keep from having an accident. The driver seat module counts the pulses from the position sensor signal circuits to determine the adjuster motor positions when storing or recalling memory seat position settings. B1666 Seat Driver Recline Motor Stalled On-Demand If the motor does not operate, Go To Pinpoint Test L. The fire department arrived at the scene after the fire was extinguished.
Jul 14, 2009 only 4 bolts hold the seat in they may have a plastic cover on them that can be popped off with a screwdriver. The consumer made and appointment and took the vehicle to the dealer to be repaired. Coverking, started in 1986, is based in southern California and has become regarded as a leading manufacturer and distributor of automotive aftermarket accessories, particularly with regard to vehicle covers. After starting the vehicle smoke was present beneath the seat and the fuse box. The recline motor position sensor is supplied with it's own 5-volt reference ground circuits from the driver seat module.
If motor operates, Go To Pinpoint Test J. This first occurred with an odometer reading of 31,242. During adjuster motor operation the driver seat module also monitors the current flow through the motor control circuits. Slide both of the seat rails back to the rear position towards the seat back and remove the worm gears, flexible wire, motor, and gear boxes, all as one unit, from the seat adjuster assembly see Fig. The failure and current mileages were 88,000. The contact stated that after seven years of research she discovered that most passenger seats were unsafe when they were reclined. Souunds as if the switch may be the issue or at least I hope it is from a financial prospective lol.
The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who informed that the body control module would need to be replaced. Any help and guidance you can offer me with this matter will be greatly appreciated. The hall effect position sensors are supplied with battery positive reference and ground circuits from the driver seat module. Upon parking in my driveway and exiting the car we notice fire coming from under the dash board. The seat adjuster motors are bidirectional and the direction of adjuster motor rotation is determined by which of the adjuster motor control circuits is switched to battery voltage while the other remains grounded.
My service record is quite extensive on the electrical problems associated with this one vehicle. The recline motor position sensor signal circuit voltage level is used by the driver seat module to determine the seat recline position when storing or recalling memory seat position settings. When the consumer arrived at the dealer she was told that the part was not available and that it had to be ordered. Battery voltage is supplied to the memory Feb 06, 2018 It could be , but to replace it without testing would not be a wise idea. Aside from some fiddling with the grille and light design, many of the additions in 2002 have to do with more standard features. The failure also affected the steering column and it can no longer be adjusted up, down, or sideways.
The 2002 Nissan Maxima tries to fill all those roles by upping its horsepower this year and adding sportier exterior and interior trimmings. The parts needed to repair their vehicle are not available at their local dealership. Good luck and hope this helped. I soldered it on the spot and it solved the problem. This is a danger for all drivers who do not have long legs. A police and fire report was filed.