My car doesnt turn over and my tail lights stay on
The batt was dead and when i hooked it up to a charger and when I tried to start it my wipers started and they were turned off. the tail lights are stuck on and I dont even hear any relays clicking when i turn the key
Re: my car doesnt turn over and my tail lights stay on
240 Drifter recommends if your referring to your brake lights check your brake sensor, could still be engaged.Otherwise try switching relays around with similar ones on the car.problem could be a stuck relay.
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Most likely a bad alternator..batt isnt gittn chargd. The diode is bad causing the alt to suck juice from batt. Also the main wire from battery to back of alternator I wud test first for wear. A bad one impedes chargn
-get battery charger, procedure will make car go dead.
-turn on ignition w engine off
-attempted to start then release to on
-after 10 mins sec light should turn off
-turn off wait about 5 sec
-repeat steps 2 more times for 3 cycles/30 mins
-last step off to crank (i would hook up cables to another car before i did last step so that the dead battery had more then enough juice to start, if battery still kinds dead and doesnt start u have to do procedure all over again.
-if u have the money u can just take car to dealer and have them do a scanner that'll reprogram system
maybe it really is a dead battery. Headlights bright? dim? if the lights are bright and you try to start it and they go out or dim, either the battery is bad, or a bad connection. Try to wiggle the cables at the battery.
Common battery drain would be 1. the light under the hood staying on when the hood is closed. 2. The vanity light over the drivers sun shade if there is anything up there that is keeping the vanity shades from closing all the way. 3. pull the fuse to the rear wiper motor, common for the wiper motor to lose it's position and tries to close even when it's already closed. 4 there is a short in your 4wd encoder motor on the transfer case.
Start with the simple and check them all one by one till you have determined where your voltage drain is coming from.
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has car been in a damp, wet or coastal enviroment for any length of time,may be electrical ground issues, make sure you have a good engine to body ground strap,turn everything off in car,put your hands around the pos and neg batt. cables,have a friend turn the motor over for 5sec, if either cable gets warm, replace it, if the neg gets worm, hook a jumper cable from batt. to engine block, try again, good luck
You need to reprogram the security system. Hook up a battery charger. Turn the key on, the security light should flash. Leave the key on until the light stops flahing.(11 minutes) Turn the key off for 20 sec. Turn the key on, do the same thing a second time, turn the key off. Turn the key on. Do this a third time. After the third 11 minutes and the light is off, Start the truck.
This could be an Injector But, Not likely. Try this First, It is a long shot But, It is Cheaper. Replace your Gas cap. You could be Sucking air into the Tank from a Bad Gasket on the Gas Cap Causing your Hard Start.
Sounds like the battery is dead, you have just enough power to have the lights come on, but no cranking of the starter. Try putting the battery on a trickle charger, or hook up jumper cables to another car which is running. Let it run with the jumper cables connected for two mintues before you try and start your car.