Various Electrical Issues Due to Damaged Engne Wire Harness on Nissan Maxima

Problem Description and Possible Solution

One or more wires in the engine wiring harness may break at the harness bend near the right strut tower. Symptoms include: Check Engine Light illumination, rough idle, drivability problems, and/or an inoperative air conditioner. Any broken wires will need to be repaired.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 163,772 (70,000–270,000)
11 model years affected: 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007
29 people reported this problem
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Car will not turn over, audible single solenoid fire when trying to start. Battery is fully charged. What is the recommended fix, other than a replacement component? Dealership could not provide help.
replaced battery and alternator and the car is still not charging.. it popped the fuseable link and replaced and keeps blowing the fuse dont know what else to do ... need help
RPM jumped up,.even if engine on idle motion.,and engine dies out when on the drive or reverse shift.
I bought my Maxima in 2012 with only 38,000 miles. Was in great condition and garage kept. Since I have had it, I have had to replace 4 engine coils. I have replaced #1, #4 and #6(twice as of today). I was just made aware of a bulletin from Nissan stating that an engine wire harness failure had been causing similar problems. Wonder if they will reimburse for the coils I have paid for.
Wont always start first time and had a couple of trouble codes created by broken wires. Also had a speed sensor go bad as well.
Wiring harness was shorting, caused intermittent transmission shift problems and check engine light until finally hard-code and transmission stuck in safe mode (gear 5).
I have 6 speed and whenever I get to about 4,000 rpm before shifting, all lights light up on dash and I lose power and acceleration and I have to engage the clutch until my rpm goes back down.