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The dash lights up as normal, all the warning lights go off, but when I turn the key it does nothing, the engine doesn't try to start.

Hi i have tried the spare key, thats all, i dont know where to satrt, im sorry to ask you. thanks

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Have a load test done on the battery as all indications are a failing battery cell ( probably due to colder weather)

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SOURCE: 1994 Nissan Pathfinder won't start, even jumping it.

I had a similar problem w/ my 94 Pathfinder. The problem was a cheap security system that was offered in that year model and the wiring between the ignition and the starter was run through this system. The dealership was able to by pass the security system and this fixed the problem. For years other mechanics told me it was the starter but I knew it was something else.

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SOURCE: '97 GMC Jimmy: engine turns over but car won't start, electrical?

Sounds like a bad ignition switch but could also be a bad connection to the ICP or just a plain old bad ICP (Instrument control panel). The ICP needs to be able to communicate with the ECM, Brake Control Module and the SDM (sensing and diagnostic module). If these can not "talk" to each other the vehicle will go into a lock out theft mode...assuming it has a factory VAT system. But I would bet on the ignition switch first...seen it many times.

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I ran into this problem w/a 98 GS. One branch of the ignition switch was not making contact because the switch, which is plastic, melted around the terminal and created an intermittent contact. To verify the problem. go to the fuse box & run a jumper wire from the hot side of the directional fuse to the hot side of the windshield wiper fuse. This will feed power to the circuit that the switch isn't powering. If this gives you 100% reliability, replace the switch.

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99 polo 1000cc petrol esp light coming on and of and the engine struggles to run! whats the problem with the car

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