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2013–2019 Nissan Sentra - Jump Start Dead Car Battery

Guide on how to jump-start the dead battery of a Nissan Sentra 2013-2019.

2013–2019 Nissan Sentra - Jump Start Dead Car Battery
ESTIMATED TIME 5 - 10 mins

  It is important to follow the proper procedure when jump-starting a BMW. 

A Nissan Sentra is jump-started by connecting to the jump terminals in the engine bay.

Do not connect the jump box or jumper cables directly to the battery

What you will need


  1. Remove the metal blade from your key fob by sliding the tab behind the keyfob and pulling the key out.
  2. Insert the key into the door lock cylinder and twist it to the right to unlock tcylinder and twist it to the right to unlock the door.Unlocking the vehicle manually.


  3. Open the hood. Pull the hood release under the dashboard and unlock the hood latch on the vehicle's front. Then pull the hood up and secure it open using the hood strut/prop.Pulling the hood release of the Nissan Sentra.


    Opening the hood of the Nissan Sentra.Sliding the tab to the left to unlock the hood latch.
  4. Locate the terminals in the driver's side of the engine bay designed to jump-start your Nissan Sentra. You will notice a RED plastic cover with the + symbol on top of the positive terminal. The positive terminal of the Nissan Sentra Battery.


  5. Connect the red (positive) jumper cable to the positive terminal.Connecting the red jumper cable to the positive terminal of the battery.


  6. Connect the black (negative) jumper cable to the ground terminal on the vehicle frame.Connecting the black jumper cable to the ground terminal of the battery.


  7. Get inside the car, turn on the ignition but start the engine. This will allow modules to power up. Wait 10 seconds, then try to start the engine. 

Car Won't Jump Start

If all you hear is a click, check the jump starter clamps are making good contact. Ensure the jump box is fully charged.

The battery in the car may be completely discharged. Keep the jumper cables connected for at least 15 minutes, then try again.


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  • Charge the battery fully then test it with a battery tester. For more help follow this guide. Check the battery date sticker on the top or side of battery. Most car batteries last between three to five years.
  • During charging and jump-starting, explosive gases can escape from the battery. There is a risk of an explosion. Particularly avoid fire, open flames, creating sparks, and smoking. Ensure there is sufficient ventilation while charging and jump-starting. Do not lean over a battery.
  • Make sure that the positive terminal of a connected battery does not come into contact with vehicle parts. Never place metal objects or tools on a battery. It is important that you observe the described order of the battery terminals when connecting and disconnecting a battery. 
  • When jump-starting, make sure that the battery poles with identical polarity are connected. It is particularly important to observe the described order when connecting and disconnecting the jumper cables. Never connect or disconnect the battery terminals while the engine is running
  • Make sure the jumper cables are not damaged or wires are exposed. 
  • The jumper cables should not contact the parts that can move when the engine is running, such as the V-belt pulley or the fan.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to get into the trunk, if you have a dead battery

  • Use the emergency key blade found inside your key fob to manually unlock the trunk. 

How to charge a dead battery

  • By trickle charging a dead battery, you have a better chance of bringing the battery back to life. Otherwise, your battery may no longer hold a proper charge. 
  • Use the OEM 12 Volt Battery Charger or even the cheaper Black+Decker BBM3B 12V Battery Charger Maintainer, which works just as well.
  • It will take at least 24 hours to bring a completely dead battery back to life. You are only providing 2 Amperes to the battery, which is a slow charge but ensures no damage is caused to the battery cells. 

My car battery keeps dying

  • If your battery keeps on dying or is not holding a proper charge, it could be due to any of the following:  
    • Battery age / old battery
    • Corroded or loose battery connections
    • Parasitic current drains in the electrical system.

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