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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 15 years dealership experience
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When I put the key in the ignition, all the lights and power

Customer Question

when I put the key in the ignition, all the lights and power are working. as soon as I turn the key, the power (all lights and everything) shut down. I jump started the truck, and everything works fine. I'm thinking it's the battery, what are your thoughts, suggestions?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

Hi I'm Kevin I would agree with your diagnosis all sympthoms point to a battery failure . Replacement of battery will cure

Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I took the battery to Autozone, he checked it, said the battery is fine. He told me it was probably the ignition switch.
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

I find that hard to believe as jump start cure issue il opt out see if another tech has circuit diagrams

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Yea, so I put the battery back on, connected everything nice and tight, and it started right up. The terminals are clean, and the volt meter shows nice power.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

The problem was due to a poor connection between one of the battery terminals and posts, which was disturbed and corrected when you reinstalled the battery from being tested. This is why a jump start allowed it to start yet the battery was good.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The only thing I am concerned about is the fact that before I removed the battery and got it checked, when I started the vehicle all the power would completely go out until I jump started it. Does that make sense?
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Yes, that's because the poor connection between the battery post and terminal was opening up when put under the heavy load of the starter. That's a normal condition with a poor connection at the battery.