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Hello, I just went through the process of wiring up a 7way tow plug and brake controller in my 03 nissan xterra and now the car wont start. I tried disconnecting all the wires I just installed and it still wont start. I used a multimeter to make sure the ground to the battery is still good and that had no issues. When I turn the key you here the solenoid clicking but no start and I even tried using a battery jumper and that didnt work either.

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?

Steering is fine key is fine

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Xterra yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, I tested the battery and tried jumping it

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Headlights on, what is the battery voltage on the cables and posts?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
with the lights OFF its 12.10V with headlights on its 8V and drops rapidly

Your battery is bad or in need of a long charge. At 12.10 you only have about 50% of the amps available. At 8 you have none. At this time I would charge the battery for 6 hours minimum or replace the battery.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I just put a new battery in last month. Is there anything else that could be causing that issue?

As of right now, your no crank concern is insufficient volts and amps in the battery. We need a battery in the vehicle, yours or another than has 12.6 volts headlights off and 12.5 or more headlights on.

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