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  1. It Won't Start!!!
    I see that there are other threads related to this issue, but none seem to quite describe the events I just experienced, so opening a newer one for now... 2000 XE V6 Manual, battery was replaced in March 2020. No electrical problems with it up until this afternoon. Just drove a short...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I don’t know what to do. Whenever it snows and the roads are slippery the engine seems to do a jerky stall every couple Only when raining or snowing or if roads are slippery. 2008 Nissan XTerra HELP
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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?
  13. 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
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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