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I'm trying to help my daughter get her Xterra back on the road. Once before (when a bad starter ended up sucking down a battery & earning a tow truck ride home) she had a similar problem: With the key, the starter does not engage - just a click and nothing. The battery has ample charge & the starter is only about 6 months old. Most other components are original. 190K miles. Perhaps she has terrible luck & the new (from the dealer, not a cheapie, btw) starter is bad, but it would seem more likely to be either the security disabling has engaged, the Neutral/Park safety switch, or maybe another (relay?) electrical problem. I haven't found a clear set of instructions for re-setting the security system. The light flashes all the time, so I figured it was engaged - no horn or anything, though). Are there instructions on the 'net somewhere that someone could share a link to? If it's not the security system, then is there a simple way to bypass the N/P safety switch to test? (I understand it's actually located inside the transmission?) I guess I should crawl under and hit the starter with a hammer just for good measure....anything else that I ought to try? Thanks in advance.