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Have 2000 Nissan Frontier 4WD Pick-Up with VGE 33E engine,

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Have 2000 Nissan Frontier 4WD Pick-Up with VGE 33E engine , automatic transmission, 214,000 miles & engine Off Road package. New battery goes completely dead overnight. I suspect battery discharges with ignition switch off. Took truck to Nissan dealer. Dealer service department reported: 1) continual 9 amp draw with ignition switch off. 2) Check of fused circuits did not locate problem.3) new wiring harness needed cost > $1000. 4) install of new wiring harness cost > $3,000.
Please comment on dealer s reported findings and what are options. Is install of battery disconnect switch an option ?
If yes, can you provide information on battery disconnect switch selection ?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Clifton B. replied 8 months ago.

hi my name is ***** ***** i can help

Expert:  Clifton B. replied 8 months ago.

you can fine the cause of a short by putting a amp meter across the battery negative cable and pull the fuses one by one till the reading drop to below .5 amp

Expert:  Clifton B. replied 8 months ago.

the labor on replacing the harness is way too high it should be more like $1200

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Check of fused circuits by Nissan dealer did not locate problem. I do not currently own amp meter. What are reasonable options. Is install of battery disconnect switch an option ? If yes, can you provide recommendation for battery disconnect switch selection ?
Expert:  Clifton B. replied 8 months ago.

i do not know of an option to install the battery switch

Expert:  Jake replied 8 months ago.

Hey there, looks like Cliifton opted out on this question.

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