Question about Nissan Xterra
The motor for the blend door opens all the way one way then the other on startup. It then stops for a few seconds then rotates slightly one way then back the other continuously and will not stop, Even with the key out of the ignition after you shut it off it still does this, I have had to unplug it to make it stop. Here is a link to the video of what it is doing on starting it and then trying to shut it off. Any ideas? https://youtu.be/sxdVdVJYp-o
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check to see if the floor on the passanger side is wet. If so, than your A/C drain clogged up and your ECM/computer got flodded by water causing all sorts of funky stuff happening. Right next to the gas pedal is a small cover attached to the computer. It has a clip in it. Remove the clip and tug on the cover. Look at the top of the computer to see if its rusted up. Remove the other side cover also, which is on passanger side floor next to your left foot(if you sitting in passenger seat). and check other side of ECM/computer. Check the ECM for rust on top.
If ALL of that looks OK, than I would replace the switch,(since you are telling me that the key got VERY hot) that is mounted on the back of the ignition cylinder. Its a white round switch that failes after a while especially car beeing 1996, just think about how many times that ignition has been turned ON/OFF since 1996. The mechanism in the switch failes, causing starting issues and funky electrical issues.
Does the car have a remote starter installed?? Or didi it have one in the past?? I have seen companies that install them cause some damage to the harnesses on the switch that is mounted to the back of the igniton cylinder. They use "scotch locks" to connect the remote starter and after a while the connection corrode and cause problems too.
Anyways, check the computer for rust first. Than I would install that switch on back of the igniton. You can buy the switch seperately. You dont need the whole ignition assembly/switch only. Switch is pretty cheap (approx $50 ?). Try that and post results. I would feel pretty good about the switch beeing faulty. I have ssen them fail in the past and that's where your power comes into for the starter circuit.(key getting HOT, switch shorting out, making the key hot and starting the car without the key)
Posted on Jul 27, 2008
you cannot repair the actuator you need to replace it with new one. These motors turn but get weak with time. if you test it, it works, put it in and it doesn't. this is because the motor is weak, unfortunately GM does not sell these motors separately.
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
hi for the blower motor staying on replace the resistor
check the connector make sure it is not corroded or melted
should have nothing to do with the remote start
this is an after market remote start
then the module could be feeding the blower motor
i have seen the after market modules do some strange things
hope this helps
Posted on Nov 11, 2009
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