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Nothing electric work battery is good won't start

Battery is good nothing electric work no brakes no lights

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Check for broken earth between battery an body.

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I have found that checking for electrical problems at the plug is not always the best solution given that these fragile plugs that are in use now days are very faulty try going old school use a test light on the wires going into the plugs there may be a broken wire that only makes the connection some of the time hope this helps i am not a pro....

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Check for bad conecttions at the battery.

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If the battery light is on, I strongly suggest that you have the battery charged. It can be an indication of a weak battery or a faulty alternator. If the battery light still on after charging then the problem will surely be on the alternator itself. If that's the case the alternator should be replaced to resolve the problem.


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You may try to reset it to by removing the positive battery connector, letting it sit for at least 5mins. then reconnect it again. This will reset the system and can get the battery light off.


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