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#203 of 271 Windows switches cause engine to die?
Jun 16, 2010 (7:17 pm)
I have a 1997 Nissan Pathfinder SE. I recently had the alternator and battery replaced hoping it would solve my problems but these few remain...
When i first start driving [within 10 minutes] If I hit the window buttons, it some how interrupts the ignition circuit and momentarily kills the car. Like the spark plugs just aren't getting spark for a second, then the car resumes driving normal when you let off. If I hit the brakes or turn the fan on [A/C , or heater] it makes the headlights dim and cuts out the radio.
Something is seriously shorting out. I have checked the fuses and even the tail light connectors, alternator connector etc. Nothing looks abnormal.
Please help. This is really annoying...
#204 of 271 Re: Auto locks problem in 2005 PathFinder [elproducto42]
Jul 01, 2010 (2:24 pm)
Tom< check to see if one of your door handles is stuck part way open, Just lubricate the handles and it should go away Kev
#205 of 271 Re: Auto locks problem in 2005 PathFinder [touringkev]
Jul 02, 2010 (5:40 am)
Took it to the Nissan dealer who charged me $120 just to look at it. Told me that it was the body modulator and gave me a $700 estimate. I said no way (thinking I would have the work done at a non dealer auto shop). Picked up the car from Nissan and have not had the problem since. Whatever they did when they looked at it fixed it -and I didnt get a new body modulator!
Jul 02, 2010 (5:57 am)
Got a new (minor) problem with my 2005 Nissan Pathfinder. it seems that when I open the hatchback, it wont stay all the way up. I am tired of banging my head on the inside of the hatchback and wondering what can be done to fix it?
#207 of 271 Re: Pathfinder electric system problems [leodent]
Jul 26, 2010 (10:48 am)
Did you ever solve your 98 Pathfinder compass trouble. I have the same issue - cigarette lighter, compass and temp indicator all quit.
Jul 26, 2010 (4:12 pm)
In my case it was the little plastic box on the positive terminal that allows 2 aux wires that run to the fuse box to contact the positive terminal also. I just cut the wires, put some huge leads on them, and hooked it to the screw on the positive terminal. Problem solved. It was shorting right there and had melted that red thing.
#209 of 271 97 Patfinder alarm problem
Aug 07, 2010 (11:43 am)
I have 97 Pathfinder with no key fab and factory alarm is keep draining my battery.
Is any one know how to completely disconet this alarm . Somewhere has to be a main security control module or something .
#210 of 271 Re: 97 Patfinder alarm problem [peter931]
Aug 07, 2010 (2:27 pm)
Look under the driver's seat, that's where it is in my 93. I don't think they did much changing around. Might be easier to unbolt the seat and tip it back out of the way. Takes a 12mm wrench. Sure it's the security system draining the battery?
#211 of 271 Re: Pathfinder electric system problems [rob171]
Aug 12, 2010 (9:13 am)
Hi. I have almost the same problem with my 97 Pathfinder... Although the cigarette lighter is working, my compass and temp display is not.
I am sure that it's not to be changed because when I start up the engine the temp/compass display does light up for a few seconds as if it were working but then it dies. There must be some electrical issue. Checked the fuse... they all look fine.
Have you fixed your problem?
#212 of 271 93' Pathfinder_entire fuse panel out
Sep 04, 2010 (10:12 am)
The following is not functioning: windows, radio, dash, cig lighter, brake lights,signal lights, yield lights, back wiper-- pretty much everything on in the fuse panel. Additionally, when test with a meter, I am getting pwr to the accessory relay, but I am not getting power to the individual fuses in the panel.
What does work: ignition, front wipers, headlights,light behind the clock although not the clock.
I am at a real loss as to what is going on here. I just replace my alternator, and I assume I have a short but don't know where to start looking.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks much.