96 Maxima Electrical problem (fuse box?)


I have a 1996 Nissan Maxima GLE. I have been having an electrical problem with it for several months and a mechanic thinks it's the fuse box. I would like to try to get a second opinion before I spent a ton of money to get it fixed. At intermittant times, the guages (except fuel) quit working. Also sometimes the fan will quit as well as the power windows. I have on occaision noticed the turn signals, rear window defroster and A/C does not work. (All intermittantly) Usually, when I shut off the car and restart it, everything comes back on. I have also been able to push on one of the relay's and things would come back on. The original place I took it started out replacing the ignition switch and one of the relay's but that didn't seem to help. I took it to another shop and they think it's the fusebox. Is there any way to test to see if it is indeed the fusebox that's the problem?

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Monday, October 8th, 2007 AT 2:46 PM

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Gidday Jeff

Your almost there!
I'd suspect the very relay you say you've pushed on and things have come right, A very common fault on alot of Nissans around this era and earlier, The relays are a very easily replaced item, I'd reccomend you replace with a genuine relay(probably around $20-30), usually all three relays are the same (blue 4 terminal) don't delay as this relay also controls the radiator cooling fan so if this fails in slow traffic you may overheat your engine ! Not a good look.

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