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HOW DO I FIX NISSAN MAXIMA STEERINGWHEELLOCK

HOW TO UNLOCK STEERINGWHEELS KEY WONT TURN ON IGNITION

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Check for the fuse. replace if busted . still won't unlock ? replace the whole steering lock assembly. thanks.

Posted on Mar 03, 2016

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: 96 NISSAN MAXIMA SHUTS OFF UPON DECELLERATION OR WHEN STOPPED

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

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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

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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SOURCE: 1998 nissan altima gxe -ignition problem

Hi what is happening is that your turn off your car and left the wheels turned to one side and specially if your car is parke in a hill what you have to do is to force the steering wheel to the same direction of your wheels this will free up the ignition switch it is going to be hard let me tell you but it will work and this is why your shift don't work once you have the ignition switch free then your shift will work again

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: brake lights stay on and ignition is off

your brake light switch has malfunctioned. it is locatad on top of the brake pedal but you have to stand on your head to see it up there it is a very easy fix one nut and one wire clip. when you replace it have some one watch the back of the car while you push the brakes. you will have to adjust the switch so that when you tap the brake pedal a little ways the brake lights come on. and if you do not feel comfertable to do this you can take it to a repair shop of your choice. i hope this helps you. and please rate my solution
thank you

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: 99 nissan altima 4dr. key will not turn ignition

sometimes if the steering wheel is in a bind the switch will not turn try turning the wheel a bit while at the same time turning the switch good luck

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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How do I program a 2004 Nissan Maxima key fob?


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IMPORTANT: Before entering programming mode, have in possession all of the transmitters you will be using on the vehicle. Once you program the transmitter, all previous codes will be erased from the memory. The other transmitters will not be functional until you program the transmitters again.
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  2. Insert key into ignition and remove it from the ignition key cylinder at least six times within 10 seconds. Your Hazard Lamps will flash if you have performed this step successfully. NOTE: Withdraw key completely from ignition cylinder each time. If this procedure is performed too fast, system will not enter programming mode.
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Check your ignition fuses one may be shot

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My 2008 maxima is completely dead.. the intelligent key wasnt working so i switched the battery.. tried using the metal key to turn the ignition and that wont work.. its locked up and wont unlock.. nothing...


Have you checked the battery at all? you may have just left the lights on and flattened the battery. Try charging the system first, and check the underhood fuses. situated near the battery. Hope this helps.

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Key is stuck in ignition. Depressing the "unlock"


Somtimes you need to turn the steering wheel a little to allow the lock to engage.

Try depress the unlock button while moving the steering back and forth a little. Try a lot..
If not work, drape a scarf or towel over steering column to hide key in ignition, and use spare key to open door lock. You do have spare key?
Check your insurance, you may have lock smith lock out coverage.
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My mechanics say the brain box locked on security. it has refused to start, they've tried all they can but it just wont start, they say the brain box has to be reprogrammed. it a nissan maxima 2000 model....


IF YOU GOT 2 SETS OF KEYS TRY ANOTHER IGNITION KEY.THAT NOT WORN.TURN ON IGNITION FOR 5 SECONDS.SWITCH THE IGNITION OFF.WAIT APPROXIMATELY 5 SECONDS.SWITCH IGNITION ON FOR APPROXIMATELY 5 SECONDS.SWITCH IGNITION OFF.WAIT APPROXIMATELY 5 SECONDS.START ENGINE.IF STARTS OTHER KEY WAS WORN.IF CAR STILL DONT CRANK.THE DEALERSHIP HAS REPLACE KEYS AND ANTI THEFT SYSTEM AND REPROGRAM TO CRANK.ALSO CHECK TO MAKE SURE THE NEUTRAL START BACK UP LIGHT SWITCH IS WORKING.IF FAULTY IT WILL ALSO CAUSE NO START PROBLEMS.

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I put the wrong key in my 2000 maxima now the right key wont work. How do I reprogram it.


Check your owners manual. Put the right key in the ignition, turn it on until the gauges light up and leave it for about 10 minutes like that. If it has a security light or a theft light flashing wait until it goes off, then remove the key and try to start it.

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My 98 max wont start sometimes you turn the ignition nothing happens, eventually it sarts, sometimes immediately, sometimes 10-15 mins later it starts


sounds like ignition cylinder has gone bad, try sliding key in and out while turn key and if key slops around cylinder is bad

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You can try to use another key if you have one, get one made. Also try to lock and unlock the doors, if this does not help you will need to bring vehicle to shop with high end scan tool so they can monitor what part of the security system is activating. Thanks

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Maybe you lock the stirring wheel. Insert the key try to turn it and at the same timeand try to stir (gently) clockwise or counteclockwise to unlock the wheel
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