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Won't start I have a 1997 nissan pickup that won't start. The engine will not even try to turnover. The headlights, radio, & wipers work but the dash lights, blower and everything else dosen't. When I turn the key it does nothing but knock out the wipers and radio and the only thing working is the headlights and they don't dim at all. There is a clicking sound coming from the back left side under the hood when the key is turned. Took the battery and got it checked and it was fine. Starter/Soleniod??? Would that keep my dash lights and everything else off and cause my radio & wipers to stop when I turn the key but not effect the head lights. I'm lost on this one.

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  • maharrison Aug 27, 2008

    Thanks for your help, the problem was a fuse link off the battery.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    its not the battery as thats about 7 months new and working fine... i was driving home after everything seeming normal and at junction warning lights appeared headlights dimmed cd player was turnin on off then it died...? ive had to dump it at texaco garage the lights are now coming on but spells around engine but its not evening making sound turning the key.. toyota mr2 and yes 92 plate could it be its final resting place? helppp???



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There is a green (blue) starter relay near the left fender in plain sight. Jump terminals with a paper clip. Replace relay...

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There could be a short in or near the ignition switch.

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