I have searched for a similar problem in other posts, but I haven't found a problem quite like mine.
I recently purchased this Maxima feeling like I got a decent deal. The vehicle is very nice, but I had a strange experience the other night. During a rainy night, I started the car as normal, turned on the headlights and the radio. As I pulled away everything was normal, but when I pressed the brake when approaching the stoplight, my headlights and dash lights dimmed and the radio went of. This only happened momentarily and everything came back up to normal levels within 2 seconds even with my foot still on the brake.
This continued to happen, and I noticed it was triggered when I pressed the brake or when I activated my signal lights. As long as I didn't have to signal or press the brake, everything functioned as normal.
The next day, I decided to test if it was due to water interfering with the electrical system. Since it was dry, I took the car out for a drive, and I didn't have these symptoms. So I thought I may have been on to something.
However, when I drove the car today, a clear, dry Texas day, the problems returned, but only intermittently during my drive. One episode even made the car stall with indicator lights showing up, but even before that, I had not seen any abnormal fluctuation in RPMs or a Battery/Alternator warning light.
The battery is brand new, installed by the dealer where I bought the car.
Would anyone be able to tell me potentially what the problem might be, or where I can start looking?
I appreciate any help that can be given. I really like my car and I am hoping I made a sound decision with this purchase.
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 AT 1:49 AM