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2008 altima / will drop power - dash board lights go out and key light displays / If the car is off the key light is on - can start car but gear shift is locked - dash board lights off

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2008 altima / will drop power - dash board lights go out and key light displays / If the car is off the key light is on - can start car but gear shift is locked - dash board lights off


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