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Someone installed a blue wire and 20 amp fuse into the stereo slot of the fuse pannel and it arced on the stereo frame and now the car has no power except to the running lights. when i insert the key to the on or start position nothing happens at all? any suggestions? i have checked all the fuses under the dash and can not seem to find any others in the truck.


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At first when i turned the key to the on position the lights on the dash would come on after about a second now the lights do not come on causing the truck not to start when i turn the key to start the truck. The truck will only start when the lights on the dash come on such as iol engine amps ect.


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HI, my girlfriends 318ti wont turn over, ive been on it all morning and havent tracked it down, i know there is power coming from the start position at the key, there is also power coming to and from the auto shifter in park position, there is high amp power at the starter solinoid but when the key is turned no votage to trigger it, there should be a solinoid to only enable the car to start in park, does anyone know where it might be, or have any sugestions?


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I have a 2002 trailblazer ltz, I go to start the truck and it just clicks under the hood, no noise or anything. The lights on the console comes on and the radio says that's it's on but it only plays static. Also everything seems to be reset in the car like the car was saying "Driver 1" even though I had the driver 2 key and remote and also the time on the radio was reset to 12:00. Also as I'm turning the key the radio screen says "Need AMP". what do you think this could be?


Sounds like either a loose connection at the battery, or your battery has failed. Check your connections and make sure they are clean and tight, if so, then have your battery tested, and change if recommended. ... 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

Ok i have a 1983 mazda b1800 it starts great and runs perfect but when i turn the key into start position the car starts but then if i let go so it goes to on position, the car engine turns off??? i have to hold the key in the middle of on and start, for it to continue running. its ok but trying to drive with no power steering one handed trying to hold the key in perfect position is a night mare. please help me


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Friday while driving the dashboard gauges stopped working except the speedometer and RPMs. No air, no power locks or truck release. Also all the indicator lights you see when the key is on the on position stay on. Im in vegas. Sunday at start up they came back on, that night back off. Then son in law tried to fix and now anti-theft(which stopped working with dash instrument issues) is on and car won't run. It starts then cuts off like its not getting gas. In addition the radio hs the letters "LO


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What does the check engine light on the right side of the instrument panel mean? When you put the key in the start position, if that check engine light IS NOT ON, the car will not start. But if when you turn the key to the start position and the light is on the cars starts and runs fine. Any suggestions. Was told I would have to take it to a dealer and have the ECM re-set.


It does sound like a problem with the power supply to the ECM. When the "Check Engine" light comes on it means that the ECM is powered up and working. If the light doesn't come on it usually means that the ECM isn't being turned on by the ignition sw ... 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

2005 cadillac cts When key is turned to the start position all power goes off and the gear position indicator light is not on. If i take the positive terminal and losen it and keep breaking the connection until the idicator light comes on the car will start. When car is shut off the car will restart, if it is shut off for 10 minutes the car wil not start again.


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My 1995 Lexus GS300 won't start. When you turn the key to the start position nothing happens. I checked my ignition switch and have juice when in the start position. I checked my starter but I'm not getting juice to the starter in the start position. I removed the little cover on the starter relay in the fuse box and with the key in the on position . If I push on the little contact The car will start and run fine I got a new starter relay for $80 bucks from Toyota and this didn't help can anyone


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Ignition wont start the car when hot outside. U have to turn the key to the start position and hold for a few seconds or even crank or turn turn key the key past the start position to sometimes get it to start.


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My car starts and stays running with remote starter but shuts down as soon as i put foot on brake after putting key in ignition to on position. its not supposed to do that. when i manually start car it doesnt stay running. as soon as key goes back to on position the engine shuts off.


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