Q: 2005 nissan xterra just installed new battery and i get power to the dashboard and lights etc. lose all power when try to start

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New battery and dashboard cabin lights ,radioall turn on and i go to turn it over and hear a click and lose all power

My car has 120000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Be sure the battery is fully charged and that the engine immobilizer system is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If the starter motor is not even cranking the engine, among the first possibilities is a weak battery, excessive voltage drop in the starter circuit due to poor electrical connections, or a dead starter/solenoid. With a battery in good condition and the immobilizer (security) system off, if the starter motor does not operate at that point, there are only two possibilities: 1) either there is no power to the starter motor/solenoid, or an excessive voltage drop, hence the entire starter circuit would have to be diagnosed; or 2) there is power but the starter/solenoid itself is bad and that includes intermittent operation which does happen. If you desire that a specialist from YourMechanic determine which of these is the issue, and get it resolved, please request a no start diagnostic. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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