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That 98 Malibu

Okay.. So I don't think its my starter anymore. When I turn my car on, there is nothing (no click, just nothing). No electrical equipment works. My battery is okay. I checked fuses and they are okay.

I put a cigarette lighter-charger in and all the electrical equipment works. When i try to turn the ignition, the battery charger dis-engages and the car wont start and has no power again. When I turn my car switch totally off the seatbelt, the fuel and the theft light come on when the switch is off.

When this first happend my girlfriend tried to start it my cranking on the ignition with one sweeping motion to turn the car on. Any advice?

Thank-You so much for your help!!

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  • neil_wagner Sep 16, 2008

    Thanks for the advice. I am at work now and will try it when I get home.



    The only problem that I see is; How would that explain my electrical equipment not working at all when I turn the key?



    Thanks again for your help!

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Do this for me
turn the key on and put the car in netural and try to start it
there is a safety switch which wont allow you to start it in gear and i have see these go bad.
and also watch your dome light does it dim at all?

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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    paul erickson Sep 16, 2008

    i think you need to get a test light and check the fuses with the key off and then again with the key on and see if the switch is even turning on the power

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