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97 Nissan p/u, dashboard,tail-lights,cabin lights,a/c not working

I was replacing the alternator in a 1997 Nissan Pickup, standard king cab. I forgot to disconnect the battery cables and when the alternator wire touched the engine, there was an arc of electricity. Upon completing the repair, the engine started but none of the lights in cabin worked, the a/c didn't work, nothing on the dashboard worked, the tail lights didn't work nor the hazard lights. However, the head lights worked, the radio worked and the wipers worked. I checked all the fuses to the left of the steering column (10, 15 and 20 amp) and none were blown. I'm thinking something major got fried. The truck is old and is my backup for going to home depot and such so I don't want to spend any more money than necessary to have it diagnosed at a dealer. Any suggestions.?

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  • jcdrapp Nov 19, 2009

    It was the fusible link on the positive battery terminal that was fried.

  • jcdrapp Nov 19, 2009

    It was the fusible link on the positive battery terminal that was fried.

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CHECK THE FUSES UNDER THE HOOD.
THERE SHOULD BE A ALTERNATOR FUSE,

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There should be a smaller fuse block with larger fuses. one should say either main or alt either way they are fuses that are larger and you can see through the top. if they do not come up easily, do not force it. some are attatched below with screws. the one you are looking for will probably come right out.

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