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  1. Xterra Goes In Reverse But No Power in Drive

    Repair Questions
    Hi Everyone, My mom is having problems with her 2006 Xterra. Because of COVID-19 I haven't been able to go over there to see for myself so I'm trying to help her diagnose and best as I can. She is describing a weird situation. Reverse works normally, but in drive there is NO power. She is...
  2. Engine Cranks but wont start --OBD port no power

    It Won't Start!!!
    Hello! I've been reading through these forums for a while now and am at my witts end. 03 xterra 3.3L not supercharged will not start. Bypasses the solenoid and the starter was good, checked the battery and had it checked multiple times and recharged. Performed a parasitic drain test and...
  3. Replacing the positive battery cable

    Repair Questions
    I have to replace the positive battery cable on my '00 at 220k. I have both the positive and negative cables and a day off on friday. The negative cable looks easy enough, so I don't think I'll need any help with that, but this positive cable. Holy hell it looks like a PITA. I tried traced the...
  4. Weird Electrical Problem

    Repair Questions
    I have some weird electrical problem. Basically the car loses power for a split second and then it comes back. When I say it loses power, I mean everything: lights, radio, gauge cluster, etc. When it comes back on, if my foot is on the gas, it is now in neutral, and the O/D light is on...
  5. Ground strap location and replacement

    Repair Questions
    My 02 6 cyl 3.3 non-supercharged Xterra has been having this problem where it would stall out while driving. When I say stall out, it is like the car looses all electrical power, and it starts to shut down, but it is like a split second. Usually it puts itself in "Limp Home" mode and then snaps...
  6. Headlight on 08' Xterra Flickers and seems like a connection issue *HELP

    Repair Questions
    Hello, I have an 08' Xterra and the right headlight goes on and off sometimes. The left one is fine. When I pop the hood and put some slight pressure on the headlight socket it will turn on but go off every time I hit a bump. Tried clearing everything of dirt and debris and even tape the...
  7. Automatic Wont Shift Gears

    Repair Questions
    I just recently took my 04 Xterra through a ORV park where I high centered in the middle of this deep water hole. I was able to keep it running the entire time, but I did end up getting about 7 inches of water into the passenger side flooding my interior. The Problem I am now facing is that it...
  8. My dashboard panel goes out and sluggy engine.

    Repair Questions
    Hi. I am new here. I have a 2006 Nissan Xterra. Have not had any problems lately but this morning out of the blue I do. I started my car to take my daughter to school and it was fine. Put the car in reverse and my dashboard flickered. Stepped on the gas and started backing out and the dashboard...
  9. New to site. 2nd Gen 05 owner.

    New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, I'm new to this forum. I am from Massachusetts. The only other collection of owners that I am on is some groups on Facebook. I don't really know much about the specifics of cars as far as how stuff works and terminology. I probably know about the same as the average DIYer. I do have a...
  10. No power to fuel pump relay

    It Won't Start!!!
    My car was sitting at idle for 2 hours and suddenly shut off and would not start back up. It's not getting power to the fuel pump relay. I have swapped relays so i know its not the relay itself. Fuse is good.. im really hoping its not the ecm.. Anyone else have this problem before?
  11. Dangling socket under dash- can't identify

    Repair Questions
    Hey all, I've been trying to figure out what this thing is for a while now. Does anyone have any ideas? thanks in advance 2002 Xterra SE NA 3.3
  12. Hi Beams work, Low Beams Don't

    Repair Questions
    Checked all the fuses and relays and they are all good. Visual inspection of the bulbs and they looked good. With an electrical tester I tested the plug where it connects to the bulb and found no power with the low beams on. When switched to hi beams there is power at the plug. I don't have fog...
  13. Weird Electrical and A/C Issue

    Repair Questions
    Hello all, I have had the xterra for 3 or so years now, love it but in the summer I have A/C issues, it's always been this way and this year I need to fix it! It's going to be a hot one in Albuquerque this year, so please help! I am having a weird issue with my A/C but it looks more like it's...
  14. ABS decel ("G-sensor") sensor help

    Repair Questions
    Hi everyone, So I have a 2002 Xterra V6 XE auto 4x4. My Abs started acting up a few months ago, it hasn't effected my state inspection or anything, and truthfully I haven't missed it. However, I hate having dash lights in my face and I like my vehicles working 100%. I did the paperclip trick...
  15. Rear accessory lights

    Exterior Lighting
    I want to install 2 lights on top of my roof rack in the rear and I know they have to be hook up to a 12 volt source. So my question is, instead of going all the way up to the battery with wires, can I wire these 2 lights to the cigarette lighter wire? (Cut off the rubber of the wire and solder...
  16. mysterious electrical issues in 2001 4x4

    Repair Questions
    I just bought a 2001 Xterra SE 3.3L 4wd. I love the looks of the truck (bright yellow), but it turns out the guy I bought it from lied to me about how long he owned and work he had done to it. It's got 132k miles, and seems to not have been maintained beyond oil changes for a while...
  17. Replacing headlight bulbs often

    Repair Questions
    My 2000 is giving me headlight grief. Seems I'm replacing bulbs every 6 months or sooner. I'm using the Sylvania Silverstars--so they're not cheap bulbs. I'm the third owner of the vehicle, and the kid before me did a bunch of wiring work--yikes. I'm worried there's a voltage problem that's...
  18. AUX in (2002 Xterra)

    Modification Questions
    Does anybody know how to get the stock stereo to go into AUX mode without powering the CD changer port? I want to make THIS. I found a cheap cable that doesnt power the port in the back of the stereo and would like to know if there is some button combo to get it into AUX other than using a...
  19. Radio electrical problems and short...

    Repair Questions
    I bought my 2002 brand new, and within the first year I was experiencing electrical issues with the radio/cd player. Every now and then, I would get popping and crackling in the speakers...speakers dropping in and out. I noticed that if I banged on the driver side of the center console below...
  20. parkig light and forg light help!!

    Exterior Mods
    so i know that when i turn on my parking lights that i am not able to turn on my fog lights. the only way my fogs turn on is when i turn on the headlamps. is ther ANY WAY to turn on the fog lamps with just the parking lights on?? im getting HID's soon and want to be able to turn only fogs on...
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