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Keyless Remote, Power Antenna, and Clock problem

I have a 1999 Nissan Maxima both me & my spouses key less remotes don't work. The power antenna doesn't work & in dash clock doesn't work. Not sure which fuse is for clock or power antenna or key less remote but checked fuses under driver side dash and under hood near battery & they were all ok. clock has had problems for along time not keeping time & dimming. But now can't see it at all. My key less remote has been on & off for a little while but doesn't work at all now. My spouses worked fine & just suddenly stopped working. We changed the batteries in the remotes but that didn't fix it. We tried reprogramming remotes by closing doors locking doors using main driver side power lock switch on door panel. Inserting key in & out of ignition 6-10x's in 10 sec. But hazard lights never flashed. Car Battery was recently changed & I think that after that is when my Spouses key less remote stopped working. the only other thing that might be relevant is we had trailer lights wiring added a couple years ago. that may have been when clock started acting funny but I can't really remember. It might not be relevant at all! Any suggestion are appreciated!

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  • jdstaples May 31, 2008

    It appears to be more of an electrical problem that involves the dash board clock, cigarette lighter, keyless remote, anntena and remote garge door opener on the visor (which I don't need or use). The problem seem it happened after having a new battery installed. But how to fix them is the problem! We checked fuses but not sure if there are more fuses we missed. We checked under dash and underhood next to battery fuses. Or is it loose connetion or a short in the wiring somewhere? Or need reprograming other than the keyless remote which didn't work. Or somehing else like a module or relay switch somewhere? What should we try next?

  • jdstaples Jul 12, 2008

    We fixed the clock it was a fuse located in the fuse box under the dash on drivers side. It was the most upper right corner on the diagram on the cover it was labeled with white background in black letters "BAT/7.5A/electronics parts". It was difficult to see it was way up and to the right. The cigarette lighter also fixed was also a fuse located in the same fuse box labeled with black background in white letters "ACC/15A/cig lighter". It was to the far left the 6th fuse up from the bottom. I'm thinking now that the keyless remote is probably a fuse but not sure where that is located the other fuses all look good that were in that fuse box. unless the fuse is hidden or hard to see and labled something crazy like the clock was labeled electronics part.

    So we still need help figuring out the keyless remote problem. We didn't try the bridging the 2 pins with a screw driver on the "Black box under dash yet. It's difficult because we are disabled and it was hard just to check the fuses. Couldn't really easily access the black box if it's the small box that's way off to the right side.We'd rather try looking for the fuse first if anyone know where it's located and what it's labeled!


  • jdstaples Jul 12, 2008

    As I wrote saying the clock now works and cigarette lighter I realized that I didn't know if the antenna worked after changing the fuses. I went to check and found that the clock is not working again. It's probably more than just the fuse, something causing the fuses to blow. Any ideas on that. I can't check the fuse til later as I said even that is difficult for us to do! And we don't have the money to run to a mechanic everytime there's a problem, and we can live without the clock, but it would be nice to have it all working.

  • jdstaples Jul 12, 2008

    The fuse for the clock is also for the antenna and the keyless remote. So for now unless the fuse blows again everythings working. If it blows again we'll have to figure out why!

    I appreciate those that emailed a response and hope this helps anyone else with any of these problems.

    Still would like any input on why the fuse blew again, my guess is a short some where.


  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2008

    power antenne motor seem to be running all the time : running the battery dwn : cant seem to find a fuse or a relay : also can i replace it with a regular antenne :

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Took my car to nab and they said they checked fuses and relays and said didn't see any problems, any other suggestions on what could be causes power locks and clock to not work?

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Key less remote doesn't work

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    It's an 02 and there is an unusual electrical motorized sounds that is occurring right at first take off. If I go from park into drive within 30 seconds there is this noise for about 3 seconds. It does not occur any other time vehicle is in use. I do have to tell you this vehicle has been well maintained and has had very little trouble in all these years. The only thing is the door locks keep unlocking at will but we have discovered that is a master switch needing to be replaced.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Remotes battery is dead. How can I start my car with the key?



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Have u tried under the dash a black box which is to alarm open it up there will be 2 pins there that u need to bridge with a flat screwdriver at the same time the blinkers should flash then press each of your remotes to programme them hope this helps

Posted on May 24, 2008


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