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Fuse box under hood is missing lid. Fuse compartment got

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Fuse box under hood is missing lid. Fuse compartment got wet. Everything works but won't start. Need schematics. They were on the missing cover. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jared D replied 7 months ago.

Hi,

Do you have the 4 cylinder or 6?

Will the engine crank but not start or does it just do nothing at all?

Manual or automatic?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.

6 cylinder Automatic. Won't do anything at all. All other electronics come on.

Expert:  Jared D replied 7 months ago.

I'm sorry, one more question; 2 door or 4 door? I didn't realize they used different fuse boxes.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.

4 door. No problem.

Expert:  Jared D replied 7 months ago.

The 2012 altima uses an intelligent power distribution module rather than a traditional fuse box. It's not easy to test. Nissan doesn't label the terminals or fuses and some of them even require complete removal of the fuse box to remove them.

Is this the fuse box that got wet?

Expert:  Jared D replied 7 months ago.

I have to step away from my desk for a little bit. Are you ok to wait?

Expert:  Jared D replied 7 months ago.

These are the circuits through which the car routes power to the starter.

Expert:  Jared D replied 7 months ago.

Please let me know if you need additional info.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.

Yeah, I opened the box in there and that computer board is toast. Im taking her in. Thnx for your help pal.

Expert:  Jared D replied 7 months ago.

Oh bummer. I thought they started using the IPDM in 2013, when I saw that the 2012 had it I thought, "if that thing got wet it's probably going to need to be replaced."

Expert:  Jared D replied 7 months ago.

Good morning,

Do you need additional help with this vehicle or did you get it sorted out?

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