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1996 Nissan Maxima Bose Radio has no power

Hi, My 1996 Nissan Maxima Bose Stereo cd player has no power. I checked the fuse box at the drivers side and it is ok. Is there another fuse I should check, and if so, where is it located??????

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  • laugh803 Dec 28, 2008

    I tried solution #1 and it worked! The radio on my '96 Nissan Maxima lost power this AM. We checked all the fuses and all were intact. We disconnected and reconnected the battery, and my radio had power again! Thanks for the tip!

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    I had the same problem with my 1996 Maxima with a Bose stereo. The disconnect battery fix worked.

  • Judy Lan Jan 14, 2009

    Thank you so much!!! The disconnect, reconnect worked!!!! YAY!!!!

  • Judy Lan Jan 14, 2009

    Thank you so much. I did the disconnect, reconnect, and POWER!!!

  • mrwinston36 Jan 16, 2009

    unhook battery hook it back up and bam!

  • botones95 Jan 28, 2009

    We have the same problem with our 96 Maxima. The battery disconnect/reconnect trick works but on for a little while. The first time we did it, it worked for about two hours and then it wouldnt turn on again. The second time we tried it, the radio worked fine for about a week. However, the wife just called me and let me know that the radio isnt working again. Any suggestions on a more permanent solution?


  • nissan_girl Feb 01, 2009

    Hi, there I have the same problem with my 96 maxima and I've noticed that when i put the cd in then the whole system loses power.if i'm driving and just listening to the radio then it's u think that maybe the problem is coming from the cd player not from the radio itself?any ideas about this?

    thanks in advance

  • jackdeslippe Feb 25, 2009

    I have the same problem but on a 98 with a 3 cd changer. I try the disconnect battery thing Thanks ☼

  • hasham1380 Mar 04, 2009

    Can you please explain the disconnect and re connect process? I am not sure what to disconnect and where it is located?

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    Thanks, this tip totally worked.  Just disconnect and reconnect one terminal and the stereo turns back on.

  • hasham1380 Mar 31, 2009

    The battery terminal disconnect/reconnect worked fine, but again it went off after 5-6 days.

    This time the radio was on and it was playing Ipod via ipod cassette asapter, now when I started the car ( turn on the engine ) the radio went off and never came back.

    Do you know what could be the issue? Or the engine should be turned on only with radio powered off? Earlier I used to turn on the engine with radio on, the radio goes off and comes back after the engine starts.

    Is there a problem with something else?

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    no power at all to the radio

  • Gary Bilski Jan 05, 2012

    Thanks for tip. The battery disconnect worked but radio didn't turn back on after shutting off. Did battery disconnect a second time and has worked a few times now. I turned radio off an on several times. Sounds like a relay clicking inside. Wonder if it gets stuck. The car had not been started for a couple weeks. We'll see.

  • Chuck Parris Dec 05, 2013

    I had the same issue with my wife's '96 Maxima. I disconnected the negative terminal on the battery, reconnected and it worked again. But then it went out again a few days later. Repeated the process, fixed the problem, then went out again. Is there something more I can do? I can't keep resetting this radio every few days.

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sounds funny but disconnecr the battery and then hook it back up-I did this and power was restored to my radio-I have no idea why this worked.

Good luck!!!!!!!!!

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  • Chuck Parris Dec 05, 2013

    Did the same thing, worked, but then the radio went out again a few days later. What can I do to get it to stop this?

  • Joseph Jul 17, 2018

    Any answers that permanently repair.?


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Disconnect the battery cable then reconnect, wala, Radio back again

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  • Tran Dec 29, 2012

    Disconnect battery and then reconnect, it will fix the problem.



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