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Here's what happened. I was driving a little bit before it got dark and after a few studders the car shut off. I couldn't turn it back on unless I would turn the stereo and lights off. I did and the car started and after a few miles it shut off again I would have to shut everything off in order for it to tun on. Finally it got to the point where couldn't turn anything on at all or it would shut off and it wouldn't start because I was stepping on the brake pedal to start it. The engine would turn over fast but it just wouldn't start. I towed it home and it would only turn on when I took out the fuse for the electronic instrument panel so that the panel would shut off. Then after a few starts the car wouldn't turn on anymore. With the car shut off i couldn't turn on the lights or the windshield wipers while the stereo was on because the stereo shut off then. This makes no sense at all because the stereo, wipers, and lights are all hooked up independent from the whole cars electric system. I hooked the lights, wipers, and stereo up directly to the batter and turn them on and off with a toggle switch. This shouldn't keep the car from starting should it?
I took the alternator in to get checked and it was shot so I reinstalled it and melted a fusible link and ruined the new alternator again because i got the positive and negative wires mixed up. I went and got a new alternator and made sure to get the wires right this time. Still i get nothing and the same symptoms take place. When I turn on the turn signal the whole electronic instrument panel ligths blink on and off along with the blikers and the pressure and turbo gauge go psycho. I also hear a sor of buzzing, clinking, or light rumblimg sound under the dash on the passengers side. Does anyone have any idea what's going on and can anyone figure it out. Thanks for the help ahead of time.
 

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maybe your battery?

mine was doing similar things... (75 280)...
and i could drive the car... only thing is i couldnt start it... and when i'd put on my brakes and such... everything else in the car would fade... lights, panels, etc...

supposedly it was a new battery... but i think the guy lied to me.

oh well..
hope you figure it out

happy veteran's day

-Justin
 

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what it sounds like to me is that the alternator went out and the battery went dead so the car stopped running. When you hooked up the wires incorrectly you just may have smoked some components in the system. Try getting a good charged battery and try it again to start the car. Make sure you have a good battery.
 

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I put a "NEW" alt from Auto Zone and it fried $1600.00 worth of parts I am a true believer in Nissan parts for my car, the other stuff just doesn't hold up Chek the alt you have again
 
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