mux wrote:Step 1 is to try to find out from previous owners (invest some time in this!) what may have happened.
Spent hours on the internet searching for the previous owners and ended up sending a letter to the last known address with an forwarding address request. I got the letter back with a new address in Seattle. Another couple of weeks after that and got a phone call from the original owners. Mux, you were right about investing some time. I hope the answer helps.......
The story is that she went outside in the Seattle winter weather and put the car in defrost to clear the windows and went back inside for 20 minutes. When she came back to go to work, the car did not start, and I think she said it had a dead 12 volt battery. She had the battery replaced and it still wouldn't start. She had it towed to a Nissan dealer in Seattle and they said that they didn't know what was wrong and they could throw a bunch of new parts on it and they didn't know if that would fix it. So they sold it.
When I push the start button, I don't hear it click through all of the relays like my 2012. Mux, do you still think it is the precharge relay driver (in the VCM) precharge relay, precharge resistor (both in the battery) or inverter capacitor (obviously in the inverter) having blown?
Unless someone speaks up and tells me a different place to look we will pull the traction battery down to see what is going on there. Can I swap my good working VCM from my 2012 or is that match to the car?
Thanks for the help