This morning I went to start up my 07 g35x after having it sit for almost 3 weeks (long story).
Click-click-click - the sound of a dead battery. The dash light lit dimly, the fogs and side lights turned on, but no headlights. I could NOT turn the car off or turn off the front lights. It took me about 20 minutes to find jumper cables (hidden under a blanket = duh).
During the time that I was looking for the jumpers, I could hear occasional clicking from the battery area as if the car was trying to start.
I jumped the car, it started right up. Left it running for 30 minutes of so. When I came back out all seemed normal, but the yellow "key" light was solid. I'm talking about the YELLOW light inside of the speedometer ring, not the red battery low warning that you get when the key's battery is low.
This happens with both of my keys.
I have not tried driving the car anything more than pulling it out of the garage and putting it back in. The light is sometimes on when the car is off, but always when it's running.
2-16 of the owner's manual ( ) says:
Intelligent Key warning
After the ignition switch is pushed to the
ON position, this light comes on for about
2 seconds and then turns off.
This light warns of a malfunction with the
electrical steering lock system or the Intelligent
If the light comes on while the engine is
stopped, it may be impossible to free the
steering lock or to start the engine. If the
light comes on while the engine is running,
you can drive the vehicle. However
in these cases, contact an INFINITI dealer
for repair as soon as possible.
That's clear, but is there another way?? Everything was fine before the battery died. Did something get fried? Is the car just being stupid? Can this be fixed without Consult II? I don't think I can just ignore the light - or can I? I definitely don't want to have the car stop on me or have it be unstartable....