Rear LED running light 2014 Nissan Altima


Asked by VBuck0809 May 22, 2018 at 08:57 PM about the 2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

On the passenger side the running lights on rear tail light stopped working.  It is an LED light and appears to have a circuit board.  Does this mean the certain board is bad and needs replacing, the entire assembly needs replacing or is it something more simply (and less expensive) than that?

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I'm having the same issue and didn't even realize my tail lights were any different than "normal" tail lights that can just have a bulb replaced until tonight when we tried doing so. And like you, instead of a bulb socket, there was some type of circuit board instead. My friend helping change it said they were LED tail lights and I'll more than likely have to have the whole housing replaced. (Which I'm REALLY hoping isn't the case! Lol!) I'm quite confused because I've been googling this issue for the past hour and can't find anything about these particular tail lights on this car! I'm so frustrated right now! Which brings me to my point. If you have found out how to fix this or know what it is I need to do, would you please share that information? My car is a 2015 Altima and right at the moment can't remember if it's an SL or SE. I've only had it for about 3 months now. I can tell you that it's fully loaded if that makes a difference. Thanks in advance for any help or other replies to this thread!

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Well we had to take our car to an authorized Nissan dealership for repair because we were issued a 24 hour get repaired traffic ticket. Repair cost $200.00. Anyway found out it was a blown fuse (there are 3 fuse boxes under hood). However when fuse was replaced it blew again so repair shop had to run diagnostics. Come to find out a couple of wires on the circuit board came loose so they soldered them, replaced the fuse and we were good to go (of course after a $200 bill). Learned my lesson I’ll be asking about headlights and taillights on my next vehicle. Used to be easy to fix a blown bulb but not anymore.

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Thank you so much for replying! I'm going to have my fuses checked today, hopefully that's all it is. I'm sorry u had to pay $200 to gain the experience and answer my question! Lol! But it is appreciated!

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2014 Nissan Sentra tail light has had a little sweat in it and caused the tail light to blow. I drilled a little hole in the tail light facing the front of the car so the air would blow in to it while it was being driving. It fixed my issue after the Nissan store quoted a $375 bill to repair. I bought a $30 drill and a $2 bit and got to keep them both after the fix. So I saved myself $343 so the moral of the story is do not replace your tail light because it gets a little water in it. I haven't had any problem since I drilled the holes in it! ole yea you will have to replace the fuse under the hood! I hope this helps you if you have the same issue!

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Hi, I am Alfonso (Poncho) in Mty Mexico, and found the issue on my rear left stop light. It saved me around $350 bucks. I checked continuity in the harness and found 12V line with Open Load!!. There's a "Y" jumper connection in the red wire, one lead is loose and the other one goes from main power connector, thru this harness, to the ligth connector. In Y connection wich has a insulated sleeve the higher insulation diameter lead wire came off loose!! Why? found green dust which means corrosion. Just cut the Y connection out and reconnect the power lead. Bingo, it works. Hope it helps others. Sincerily El Magnifico.

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I’m having problems with my brake lights in my 2015 Altima I changed bulbs sensor and fuse all my lights work but my brakes don’t I have two wires disconnected in my trunk wondering if it goes to my brake lights or sensor

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