1998 Nissan Maxima Car will not start

Tiny
GARY2227
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  • 1998 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 185,000 MILES
I was heading out to dinner the other day and my car completely shut down. I have electric to the radio and lights but nothing to the dash and I can not put my windows up. When I try to start the car nothing happens I can not even hear the fuel pump turn on. What do you think is the problem? By the way I replaced the alternator a few months ago.
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Monday, August 23rd, 2010 AT 10:13 AM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi Gary2227,

Thank you for the donation.

For the dashlights not to work, it means there is a power interruption. It could be the fusible links, fuses, ignition switch or wiring.

Check Fusible Link H ( 30 A ) in fusible link box under hood.
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Monday, August 23rd, 2010 AT 12:04 PM
Tiny
GARY2227
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I check the fusible links and they are fine. Can you tell me why my door locks and lights work, but my windows dont
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Monday, August 23rd, 2010 AT 3:00 PM
Tiny
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Door locks and light uses a power supply direct from the battery via fuses and is hot at all times while the power windows needs the ignition switch to be turned on to operate. If the fusible link is good, the next item to check would be the ignition switch.

Get a test lamp and at the ignition switch, test for battery voltage at terminal # 1 ( Pink wire ). Battery voltage must be available at all times. If no voltage is available, power from fusible link H is not getting to it.

If any of the following condition fails, the ignition switch is bad.

Turn ignition switch to ACC.
Battery voltage must be available at White/Blue wire ( terminal #2).

Turn ignition switch to ON.
Battery voltage must be present at terminal # 2, #3 ( Black/Red wire) and #4 ( Red/Yellow wire).

Ignition switch at START position.

Battery voltage must be present at terminal # 3, # 5 ( Black/White wire ) and # 6 ( Red/Blue wire)
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Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 AT 6:22 AM

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