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Olds Cutlass GL 1998

1998 Cutlass GL after setting for a couple of months. Tried to start. The ignition is locked in the off position and will not turn with key, no radio, keyless remote will not work on door locks or trunk. Tried to jump start with no success.

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  • Al Morel Sep 20, 2008

    I replaced the battery and made sure the cable ends were clean. Still no progress.
    Thanks for the tip and would you happen to know if there is anything else?
    kyal1


  • Al Morel Nov 24, 2012

    SOLD!

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1998 olds cutlass battery light stays on. Could this peoblem be tha alternator or the battery needs charging?

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Are the battery cables corroded or otherwise no making a good connection? Clean them with a cable end cleaning tool avail at any auto parts store for around $5.00 and try it again, I bet the that is the issue, also charge the battery and have it tested at Kragen, they do it for free.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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    yadayada Sep 20, 2008

    Why the thanks for trying, would appreciate a HELPFUL rating. Check the starter wiring, make sure the cables are clean and tight and the fuse link wires are not burnt.

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