i have a 97 nissan maxima.the battery is dead almost every day because (I think) the security light stays on.is it supposed to flash when I am gone? If I turn the key to accessory then the clock stays

Asked by ccsillyme Apr 23, 2016 at 08:35 PM about the 1997 Nissan Maxima GLE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 97 nissan maxima..the battery is dead almost every day because (I
think) the security light stays on.is it supposed to flash when I am gone? If I
turn the key to accessory then the clock stays lit and that made my battery
dead.pls tell me if I can turn off this light.the car starts fine w/a jump

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Under normal conditions the security light will not kill a battery overnight if the battery is good, so have the battery load tested if it checks good then disconnect a battery cable, doesn't make any difference what one you choose, put a test light in between the battery post and the terminal, if the light turns on bright then you have a major draw, next electrically disconnect the alternator, if the light goes out or just becomes a faint glow you have found your draw, replace the alternator, if it is still bright then start removing fuses one at a time noting where each fuse went, do this until the light goes out or becomes just a faint glow, then find out what systems are on that circuit, locate and repair or replace the offending component, then start putting the fuses back in while watching the light to make sure it stays off. HTH

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thank you so very much.I love this site!.gives me hope in humanity,when you find a group of people that want to help others w/o concern for themselves.

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Your very welcome. We are here to do just that, try to help people with the problems they encounter with thier vehicles. I hope you find your problem quickly.

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