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I have a 2004 xterra...
I have a 2004 xterra, the battery is strong but the car does nothing when the key is turned. No lights nothing comes on.
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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question.

So I understand, If you turn the ignition you get no dash lights to come on? Does the dome light come on when you open the door? Does the head lights work?

Let me know?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Nothing comes on
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 2 years ago

Head lights don't even come on?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 2 years ago

try this.

Turn the head lights on, and loosen the negative battery cable and turn it side to side. If the lights come on, then tighten it down in a slightly different position. If nothing with the negative, then try the positive.

give that a try and let me know what happens.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok but it will be tomorrow morning before I can do this
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok.. I won't be online till after 5 pm EST. But I can keep this question open till you tried this and returned back to let me know what happen?

Sound good?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Great thank you very much
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 2 years ago

Your welcome.. talk to you tomorrow.

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