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Old 08-09-2018, 06:32 PM   #1
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let me start by saying that I'm a professional. I worked at dealerships and serviced nissans for 20 years so I am not without skills. I have an 04 frontier 4 cyl, manual trans. 40k miles on it. its a work truck. yesterday I drive it to work just fine. come out a couple hours later to run an errand and have no dash lights and no crank. I figure, bad battery terminal. check those... fine. so I test the battery... fine fully charged and load tests perfect. I check all the fuses. fine . I check all the fusable links . fine. then I do all that again. I jumper across everything ... nothing . I take the cover off the ignition switch. it powers up and all the contacts send signal like they should. I jumper across the " security/hl relay " hl come on. dash doesn't. the only thing I haven't done is get under it to look at the starter connections because the car is in a driveway at about a 30 degree angle and I can't jack it up. the truck is electrically alive. lights work, windows work, radio works, every port and connection in the fuse box is live. I also ran alternate grounds to both body and engine... nothing.

so I am at a loss. is there some giant master relay somewhere that lights up the dash and all that ? I have no access to factory workshop manual with appropriate wiring diagrams and the stuff online is hard to determine what its actually for.

so... I need someone to say " oh yeah ... they all do that... go here and do this " or give me a link to a real wiring diagram.

it will be embarrassing to have to tow it home...
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Is the 'meter' fuse good?
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Is the 'meter' fuse good?
all the fuses test good both at the contacts and at the cables...
and that wouldn't explain the " no crank "
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Ok then sorry.
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Hey dude, it's a bit hard to help when u got an attitude.
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Have you checked the clutch switch?
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:49 AM   #7
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In all my years around nissans, one thing remains constant. They go nuts when the alternator is dying or is dead.
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I don't know about u guys, but it's kinda rude to step into a forum, first post say ur desperate, then introduce urself as a pro, then show up the first suggestion. It just smacks of entitlement and arrogance. Can you imagine if someone did that in person, I'd tell them to fkn neck up ya parrot.
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Have you checked the clutch switch?
yes and jumped across it just in case.
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Hey dude, it's a bit hard to help when u got an attitude.
no attitude. this is a technical question and just pointing out that that suggestion doesn't satisfy the parameters of the issue.
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