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Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Component parts

Component parts location


  1. Generator
  2. IPDM E/R (view with air inlet duct removed)
  3. ECM
  4. Battery current sensor
  5. Charge warning lamp indicator

Component description

Component part

Description

Generator (IC regulator) The IC regulator controls the power generation voltage by the target power generation voltage based on the received PWM command signal.

When there is no PWM command signal, the generator performs the normal power generation according to the characteristic of the IC regulator.

IPDM E/R The IPDM E/R converts the received power generation command value into a pulse width modulated (PWM) command signal and sends it to the IC regulator.
ECM The battery current sensor detects the charging/discharging current of the battery. The ECM judges the battery condition based on this signal.

The ECM judges whether to request more output via the power generation voltage variable control according to the battery condition.

When performing the power generation voltage variable control, the ECM calculates the target power generation voltage according to the battery condition and sends the calculated value as the power generation command value to the IPDM E/R.

Battery current sensor The battery current sensor is located on the negative battery cable terminal. The battery current sensor detects the charging/discharging current of the battery and sends a voltage signal to the ECM according to the current value detected.
Combination meter (charge warning lamp) The IC regulator warning function activates to illuminate the charge warning lamp if any of the following symptoms occur while generator is operating: В·Excessive voltage is produced.

В·No voltage is produced.

System description
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Charging system
System Diagram System Description The generator provides DC voltage to operate the vehicle's electrical system and to keep the battery charged. The voltage output is controlled by the IC ...

Other materials:

FM radio reception
Range: FM range is normally limited to 25 – 30 mi (40 – 48 km), with monaural (single channel) FM having slightly more range than stereo FM. External influences may sometimes interfere with FM station reception even if the FM station is within 25 mi (40 km). The strength of the FM signal is ...

Manual operation
Fan speed control Press the fan control buttons to manually control the fan speed. Press the AUTO button to return to automatic control of the fan speed. Air recirculation Press the air recirculation button to recirculate interior air inside the vehicle. The indicator light on the b ...

P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304 Misfire
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