Question about 1996 Nissan 240SX
I was going down the highway coming home from work, and all of a sudden I lost all power in my car. The car will not turn over or none of the ACC. works in the car. The horn blows, head lights and dome lights work fine. All electrical parts work fine inside the car, it is just my radio, lighter that does not work. The car will not turn over and no dash lights are working.
Had very similar problem. If your ignition fuse under the hood is blown, (30 amp fuse), then here's something to check. It was my problem and I fixed it and have had no troubles since. Ok, stand in front of car with hood up. Looking at the engine, just to the left of the front left corner (corner of engine closest to the fuse box) there is a wire harness that rubs against this corner of the engine block. Mine had rubbed through the plastic housing of that harness, through two wire insulations (both wires were black with red spots or something like that but there were alot of wires in the bundle--had to look at all of them to confirm no others were worn through) of the two wires that go to the ignition system and waa laa shorted straight to the engine block which is ground. I picked up on this tip that wires get worn thru at this spot via the internet. Anyway, using electrical tape and such and using tie wraps to pull the harness up away from the engine block, this fixed the problem. It took awhile even after the internet tip cuz it is just that way working on cars. I had blown several fuses befor getting a 'resettable' 30 amp fuse and hooking it up....I thought the problem was in the ignition switch in the steering column...it wasn't...All that to say, I tried a lot of things before finding the tip on the internet of where the short could be. I took pics and such. If you'd like me to post pics let me know.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
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