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Old 04-20-2017, 07:59 PM   #1
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Aloha I'm new to infamous nissan..everything for my A.C works accept when I push the a.c button on it doesn't turn on..any suggestions?
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the button runs off the lighter fuse. check that.
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Just check the fuse...its good n lighter works
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www.nicoclub.com/FSM/hardbody you can use the FSM to troubleshoot the issue.
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Check the relay under the hood. I'm actually working on this particular issue as well.
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Where would the relay be...sorry my first time wrenching
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Where would the relay be...sorry my first time wrenching
If your wrenching skills are comparable to your spelling and grammar skills, I'm not sure that you should be attempting this yourself.

You'd better have a wiring diagram and multimeter, or at least a DC test light. The failure of the light in the switch button to illuminate (that means "light up") "may" be an indication that the switch itself is bad; or it may not. That's why one must troubleshoot stuff and not just "throw parts at it" in the hope that will fix it.

On Mazda trucks of similar vintage, the AC switch gets iffy as it ages, but can be taken apart and cleaned. But don't touch it unless it tests out bad !
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If your wrenching skills are comparable to your spelling and grammar skills, I'm not sure that you should be attempting this yourself.

You'd better have a wiring diagram and multimeter, or at least a DC test light. The failure of the light in the switch button to illuminate (that means "light up") "may" be an indication that the switch itself is bad; or it may not. That's why one must troubleshoot stuff and not just "throw parts at it" in the hope that will fix it.

On Mazda trucks of similar vintage, the AC switch gets iffy as it ages, but can be taken apart and cleaned. But don't touch it unless it tests out bad !

I'd have to agree with cusser on this. Changing your own oil is one thing, but when you're attempting to diagnose an electrical issue, you need to first understand the schematic you're looking at, and have some knowledge of the tools you'll be using. Fixing a mechanical issue is one thing, but when you're messing with electronics, you have to have some serious patience and learn to trace wires as well. It's fairly simple once you learn and have more time to practice, but if you've never done this before, your first step and best advice, ask for help from someone whom is more experienced.
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Thank u. I'm really not to sure about electrical issues, I will look into taking it into a shop that specializes in a.c for automobiles. Its just really expensive in hawaii, although I do not want to create a bigger and more expensive project with my hardbody. I really appreciate the advice
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Cusser, I hope for his sake it's only a relay. I pulled my evap box today and pulled the entire system apart and replaced all the O-rings and when I pulled the thermo control amp (electric thermostat), I noticed looking at the circuits that a little black transistor was burnt out..

.............crappy problem is, the entire assembly runs about 77 on nissanpartsdeal, so I did what any other person would do, I called an electrician (my stepdad) to see if he could find the part for me.

A transistor bought and replaced is much cheaper than replacing the entire switch itself.
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