I second that.. check that first. The alternator in my Yukon just died like last year. Truck was completely unresponsive. That was a fun repair in the garage that night, LOLIlya wrote:I haven't had one fail in year so memory is hazy, but sounds like it may be the alternator?
It could be a water intrusion / ground problem, but first step is to check the state of the battery.
This might be related, maybe not. When you poke around the battery compartment, check for wetness as well.fusionchickenleg wrote:...
If it helps SoCal had a gigantic storm last night but this isn't the first time I've driven or parked the M35 in big rain
What about why neither of my key fobs can lock or unlock the car?
Wow that is interesting, I did not see any wet areas around the battery, but I did not remove the bracket around it until today when I was trying to take the battery out. This sounds like a likely scenario.EdBwoy wrote: This might be related, maybe not. When you poke around the battery compartment, check for wetness as well.
This looks like a NATS issue perhaps to be traced to a failed BCM or IPDM. Rain water may have percolated through the windshield base. Scan for diagnosis.fusionchickenleg wrote: the "security" red line remains lit next to navigation screen...Key fob stopped working. Put the key in the slot below the steering wheel, same outcome.
But the situation appears different here. The dash lights stayed on. That the anti-theft security indicator light stayed on explains why the car couldn't be started.Larz wrote:When my 07 did this, I had the same situation... No lights on the dash to indicate the starter went titz-up and no 'service soon' light either. The dealer diagnosed it after road service towed it to them.
I did have a NATS issue once on my 99 Maxima. Car would start if I sprayed starter fluid, I don't think his would do that. The key thing makes it sound like it though.Costee wrote:This looks like a NATS issue perhaps to be traced to a failed BCM or IPDM. Rain water may have percolated through the windshield base. Scan for diagnosis.fusionchickenleg wrote: the "security" red line remains lit next to navigation screen...Key fob stopped working. Put the key in the slot below the steering wheel, same outcome.
I'm not so familiar with American economics, but online I see that the module costs about S450. Part number is 285E1-EH11B (though I could be more certain if I had the VIN). After installation it will require programming the key with it.fusionchickenleg wrote:So dealer said the iKey moculde just broke down out of the blue no idea what the cause is
$800 parts and labor does that sound fair at all?
Thanks for this! I will verify with them.Costee wrote:Confident or certain? It seems then that like you they've not been able to scan the car, or else they should pull an error code like B2552 (although your obd tool does not have the capability to scan that module). An indication of malfunction is that the key warning lamp illuminates.
Same sentiments. I should add that the steering lock issue notably affects 2009 Altima and Maxima. I'm yet to hear one for any Infiniti. The parts and systems are of course different. For the Nissan cars indeed, there is some provision to bypass/disable the steering lock by removing the fuse solely dedicated for it. It is not the same with our Infiniti, and I wonder whether the steering lock could be disabled/bypassed without affecting some other electronic components in the car.EdBwoy wrote: ↑Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:57 pmAnyway, I'm curious to see what your experiment yields.
What I would do though, is to just buy another entire column, even a used one. Replace that and pay for key programming. That comes out waaaayyyy under the $1,500 quote.
If you were close to me, labor would be free.