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My 2008 nissan maxima will not start. The key turns but no power or lights. I replaced the battery recently and had the alternator tested.

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If you have no power for lights or the ignition, the problem is between the battery and the fuse box. There should be a maxi fuse of 100 amp or more that could be burned.
The headlights are on a different circuit to the key switch but everything runs thru the maxi fuses. You would need to take a test light or meter and trace the power and ground cables from the battery out.

Posted on Jan 21, 2013


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it is a cable that links you transmision to the dashboard
i am not sure what the name of the cable is
but if you hold the start position and switch the gears to neutral it will start.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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SOURCE: key won't turn - key light is green

Steering is in a bind were wireless key cannot activate. Move steering wheel to the left and right while trying to start. I had the same problem and this is what the Nissan dealership told me to do. I't worked like a dream.

Hopped this helped

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I had my ignition switch changed and now my car works fine! Had the exact same problem.

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is it even clicking you probably have a bad starter ground or you have a bad solinoid

Posted on Dec 31, 2010

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