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My daughters 1996 nissan won't start - all the lighs come on

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Hi Mike! My daughters 1996 nissan won't start - all the lighs come on but it won't crank. There is a beeping noise that I think might be a security measure - is this causing an issue that won't let it start?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Hi there

Do you hear any sound at all when you try to start it other then this beeping?
Looking for a click or rapid clicking.
Also, do you happen to know if the car has anything more then just the factory alarm on it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No clicking at all, and I don't think it has anything more. The security light is blining whenever I get into the car though.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The onu noise are beeps from security I believe....
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Ok, the light should blink but then go out when you try to crank the engine.

Try this procedure and see if it works.

Close all the doors and use the power door lock button on the driver side to lock the doors, then close the driver door.

Wait 30 seconds, then unlock with the key. Wait 30 more before opening the door. Then open the door and try to start it and let me know.

If this doesn't work, try the same procedure, only used the passenger side door to unlock the car.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That did it!! Thanks so much!!!
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome!

Please let me know if there is any more I can do to help you from here.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am now away from home and it won't start again. I tried this about 5 times now
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am stuck
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Where there any lights on when you were driving the car? On the dash I mean?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
all the dash lights come on, the beeping is back. AAA came out to jump me and said starter is sticking?
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

If this was a starter issue you should at least be hearing a click type of noise when you turn the key to start it?

You said no clicking before, is that still true?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yep - still true - no starter clicking. Still seeing all the dash lights come on, and the open door beeps come on as well as the security beeps after I stop trying to start it.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Well it should beep if the key is in the ignition and the door is open. This is normal.

No click usually means either the security or something with the neutral safety switch. Try putting the car into neutral and see if the engine will crank.

Let me know.