my ignition is not working. I have checked the fuses , the starter and replaced the ignition switch. ANY info would be helpful.


Asked by Jan 30, 2011 at 12:18 PM about the 1983 Nissan Sentra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1.6 liter , manual trans  

1 Answer


Check the clutch interlock relay (under the hood), as well as the switch itself. Look near where the clutch pedal arm pivots, you should see an electrical connector with 2 wires coming off of it - to check if the switch is bad, try disconnecting the connector, and using a jumper wire to connect the two pins on the connector side, not the switch side. Be absolutely certain that the car is not in gear BEFORE you turn the key! If the car starts, its the switch - otherwise, try replacing the relay. Hope that helps!

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