Navara 3.0litre Electrical Issue

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 24, 2007 at 21:37
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Evening All,

Just wondering if anyone has heard of an electrical issue with the 3.0litre Navara. Have one that has only done 6000k's but 3 times the fuse for the instruments has blown and 5 to 10 mins later the battery is as flat as a tack.

Go to the Nissan dealer he replaces the fuse, charges the battery and tests the system and as you can guess all checks ok.

Starting to get very frustrated as this can happen anywhere anytime. Nissan can't offer any possible solution so just hoping someone may have come accross this before.

Any help would be greatlt appreciated.

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Reply By: Robin - Saturday, Mar 24, 2007 at 21:59

Saturday, Mar 24, 2007 at 21:59
Hi Bobk

Haven't heard of before , sounds like a real pain.

A battery can't go flat in a few minutes without a lot of heat being generated and going somewhere.

If it happens again I would immediatly try to see where the battery power goes in those few mintues and also first have alternator checked to see that battery was actually charged, maybe by having cheap aftermarket voltmeter fitted.

Robin Miller
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob K (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 24, 2007 at 22:17

Saturday, Mar 24, 2007 at 22:17
Thanks Robin.

We have suggested to the dealer that they should replace the battery and see how it goes, but of course, unless they can actually identify the problem they are not interested in the process of elimination.

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Reply By: Eric Experience - Saturday, Mar 24, 2007 at 22:39

Saturday, Mar 24, 2007 at 22:39
Tricky one, best to look for something in common with the symptoms. the voltage regulator is energised by a feed from the battery charge light,and your battery has a heavy discharge, so if you voltage regulator had an intermittent short it could blow the dash fuse and discharge the battery through the alternator. The other possibility is a trailer plug if you have a short on your blinkers and a short on a power feed to the trailer. A lot of electrical problems on new vehicles are caused by poorly fitted tow bars. Eric.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob K (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 25, 2007 at 08:41

Sunday, Mar 25, 2007 at 08:41
Thanks Eric,

The dealer did check the alternaror on the first occasion but not since. Might be better taking to an auto lecce.
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