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Mike V., Nissan Technician
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I have a 2004 maxima. New battery but no power to the car.

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I have a 2004 maxima. New battery but no power to the car. No lights inside or out will come on
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Mike V. replied 2 years ago.

Hi there,

Do you still need assistance with this?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 2 years ago.

Ok,

Did you try to jump start the car or hook the battery cables up backwards by chance?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no
Expert:  Mike V. replied 2 years ago.

Ok, this might seem like a stupid question, but I have had it happen before. Did you take the caps off the new battery?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 2 years ago.

Ok, when you have zero power to anything on the car it's either a dead battery, which of course should't be if new, or a blown main fusible link. So, I would have you check the main fusible link on the positive battery cable. This should be bolted to the cable and have a clear top. You should be able to look through the top and see if it's blown.

Also, if I remember correctly, there should also be a couple of maxi fuses in the positive cable.

Please check this and let me know.

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

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Expert:  Mike V. replied 2 years ago.

Do you need further assistance with this?