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Hiya guys & thanks for the advice, I'm not sure that even If I purchased a multi tester I would know what to do or how to test for voltage/continuity. My knowledge of cars has always been simple ie; oil,water & changing a fuse, beyond that is over my head I'm afraid. It has been suggested maybe to have the car re-programmed by Nissan, another suggestion was to attache 1 of those flexible earth'ground straps. I'm starting to get confused with it all (being 63 don't help) Some friends have had Nissans for the past 20 yrs & have never had any probs like I'm having. But I will not give up on the Primera. Thanks anyhow & kind regards to you all.Owen
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With enough determination and solder, anything can be connected to anything.
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Thanks 'Crash Override' for the above link, I had checked this out in the 'How to do' previously & think it's something I can handle,worth doing anyhow except I'm unclear as to how the cable to the bulb section is attached,any further info would be appreciated before I tackle the job. In anticipation 'Thanks. Regards to all. Owen
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The part where I'm getting confused is: 'Bare about 2" of the other end of wire & wrap around earth track (this is the one that goes to all bulbs)' I have already prepared both wires ready for this fix so hopefully someone can enlighten me a little further. Thanks. Owen
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote wickydude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 2012 at 12:48pm
There is one metal part that all bulbs share as "earth track". Have a good look at it, where the bulbs touch the metal.
You're supposed to wrap the 2 inch bare wire around that track.


Ex: Primera P12 1.9dCi Estate<b
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Thanks wickydude, I'm guessing now that it's not a fixed wrap round ie: soldered or clamped onto the silver metal part just wrapped tightly around, my car is the estate, lighting cluster is different but the same priciple will apply no doubt. I have sent email to admin requesting payment procedure for joining & created a google acc, just waiting Thanks once more wickydude .Regards.Owen

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You're welcome. Hope you get it fixed.
BTW, soldering is not forbidden But if the wrapped wire is in good contact, I believe that is enough.


Ex: Primera P12 1.9dCi Estate<b
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I hope I get it fixed, I don't believe soldering is an option because the metal track although steel is zinc plated and may prove difficult to get a good solder contact. I do have some small sink earth clamps which may prove useful & they can be crimped at the bare wire end. After doing all the above fix & assuming it hasn't resolved my problem I guess going  to Nissan dealers is my only option. I don't understand car electrics or wiring diagrams ( giving me a headache just thinking about it LOL) and with the inherent electric problems associated with the Primera I'm somewhat apprehensive about tackling something I know little about. My 1st Nissan & I've got to say even though I have had 1 or 2 problems with the car it is for me a dream to drive & in hindsight I should have changed to Nissan many yrs ago. Cheers again wickydude. Owen  
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Just discovered that the rear/tailgate door can be opened from the switch on the front drivers door, as it didn't have a symbol on the switch I never thought to press it, but heyho I can now get into the back/tailgate door without having to clamber over rear passenger seats. I still have the loud audible noise though which is very irritating. Tomorrow I'm hoping to do the grounding fix on the rear light clusters which I removed/checked today to make sure I can do it & the instructions/photographs are bang on. Thanks. regards.Owen
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Have now attached the extra grounding on both rear light clusters and still loud audible noise and rear/tailgate door still won't open/close with the key fob...... has anybody got any further ideas? I'm at a loss to think what else it maybe. Regards all. Owen
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