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#2838 of 4184 1998 Maxima GXE turning signal problem
Sep 04, 2005 (7:15 am)
Need your help! I have brought my 1998 Nissan GXE Maxima to both a master mechanic and a well respected Nissan dealership and they cannot resolve my problem. My turning signal do not work because the fuse keeps blowing out. When the fuse is replaced, I drive the car for a day or so and then I hear a clicking sound (sounds like the directional are on; but there not) and then in a matter of minutes the fuse blows and the directionals do not work. Can anyone assist?
And Thanks in Advance for your help
#2839 of 4184 Re: MIL/CHECK ENGINE LIGHT [alozada]
Sep 04, 2005 (7:26 am)
Looks like my 97'Maxima (110K miles) also has ignition coil problems based on the symptoms that others have mentioned. How difficult is it to replace the ignition coils on my own?
#2840 of 4184 Re: Maxima Starting Problems [arcomets]
Sep 04, 2005 (9:51 am)
Did anyone ever figure out what fixed this problem? I have a '97 Maxima doing the same exact thing. It has been gradually getting harder and harder to start. When I turn the key, all the lights, radio, everything electrical works, but the engine won't turn over. I hear a whirring noise under the hood, but that is all. It's definitely effected by the temperature. If it's real hot out, I know it won't start. But if it's in the shade or cool, no problem. Sometimes if I keep trying to turn the key for 5-10 minutes or so straight, it will eventually start right up on a turn. I thought it might be the solenoid on the starter, but I just replaced the starter, and that wasn't it. It still has the same problem. I have been thinking of changing the relay or the ignition switch, but I don't want to waste more money by changing the wrong parts. It sounds like several people have had this problem. Please let me know if anyone figured out what fixed it or someone might have any other advice.
#2841 of 4184 Re: Dashboard flim [madmax2]
Sep 04, 2005 (11:22 am)
All I know is I can't wait to trade in My 2004 Maxima I have had it since November of 04 and I have had nothing but bad luck wih it. From the LCD screen being all scratched up to the film on the dashboard. I have gone through 3 sets of tires since January. It was pre-cert. but nothing is covered under the warranty. I canceled it and Nissan is still charging me as if I had the warranty. Good thing I work with top notch Attorney's I smell a huge lawsuit. My front tire rattles it is because their is a slight bend in the front rim. Stick shifter knob pops off. The belts went. Too top it off my CD player broke and a CD was jammed. The stereo store told me Nissan is known for this problem. I paid $300, Nissan wanted $1200. I hope know one has to go through I went through.
#2842 of 4184 '91 Nissan Maxima Power Window Motor
Sep 05, 2005 (2:48 am)
My drivers side power window decided to stop working today. Upon inspection I noticed that the motor cable has slipped and part of it has jammed itself within the case. My question is this... What is the best way to get that bad boy out so that I can readjust the cable? I took the door panel off, is there any way to break it down further to make this task a little easier? Right now I've been jamming my hands through the small holes in the door trying to get at it blindly. The motor still works and the window is still mounted to the assembly so I don't want to take it apart. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
#2843 of 4184 1998 Maxima GXE turning signal problem
Sep 05, 2005 (8:30 pm)
I experienced the same problem with two diferent Maximas. In both cases the problem was caused by a rear directional-signal bulb whose base had become so hot as to melt, ruining the spring-loaded receptacle and preventing base contact. Solution was to replace the receptacles and install new bulbs. Some cars alert you to a failed directional-signal bulb by having the flasher "click" more rapidly. Good luck!
#2844 of 4184 '91 Nissan Maxima power window motor
Sep 05, 2005 (9:22 pm)
When the power window of my '92 Maxima failed in '96, I dismantled everything, believing I could get it working again. Problem was not the motor but the way the cable was secured (clamped); it appeared to be a design flaw. I bought a new "regulator" and installed it myself. The new regulator had an improved way of clamping the cable, leading me to believe the engineers had learned of the problem and made an improvement. I complained loudly to Nissan U.S.A. Would you believe it--they reimbursed me for the price of the regulator (about $90 as I recall) but balked at paying for my labor. They said they were doing this in the interest of keeping me a "life-long Nissan customer." Sometimes even poorly designed items will run forever, which explains why the three other power windows still work.
#2845 of 4184 Back-lit instrument-panel switches don't illuminate
Sep 05, 2005 (9:32 pm)
I'd be grateful for suggestions on how to get my '92 Maxima's back-lit switches (cruise-control main switch; fog lights; instruments brightness control; and rear-window defogger) to illuminate. All thse switches work, but don't light up when the headlights are turned on. All other lights on the instrument panel work. No fuses are blown.
#2846 of 4184 Alarm system off
Sep 06, 2005 (9:14 am)
This morning I opened the driver's door of my '92 Nissan Maxima and the horn went off. I had to disconnect the battery to stop it. This happened before, but trying to open from the passenger door, and when I try to start, it went off and the engine strated normally. Not today. Any quick fix solution before I call the towing truck?
#2847 of 4184 Re: 1998 Maxima GXE turning signal problem [rln1]
Sep 06, 2005 (2:40 pm)
Appreciate the response; I will check the rear directionals to see if this is the issue.