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Nissan maxima 2000, related ignition switch but still as soon as battery is connected the relay clicks (near battery 3rd one) and tries to start the car without even key in the ignition...

I can hear the clicking sound as soon as I connect the battery in, does that means relay is short or something else is wrong ? I just replaced the plastic starting switch (CS770)

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The relay should not have any power to it. i would think there is a sort some were on the ignition. i would check the ignition wiring and make sure its not damaged or assembled wrong. relay should only get power when the key is in ignition and turned to start engine.

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check first the ground connections and the terminals if they are loose. Check also the starter relay and its cables. Have the starter capacitor checked. If that does not resolve it go to the starter motor and have it checked.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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SOURCE: CAR WONT START 1995 NISSAN MAXIMA GXE V6 REPLACED

it might be in your ignition still try turning it from the first click acc to stat and dont stop on the on position thats how mine is

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The pop may have been a fuse and needs to be replaced.

Posted on Jan 09, 2011

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SOURCE: 1995 Nissan Maxima. Clicking sound under the dash when starting.

The problem might be like this, not the same car but the same problem.

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