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1993 cougar xr7 problem starting

We ran our car on and off tonight for the parade. I turned off the car and when I went to start it there is no noise whatso ever when I turn it over. Lights and everything are working fine. It doesn't look like the battery is the problem because everything works good. It was like one minute it ran and the next minute nothing.
I did notice the alarm light below the steering wheel is blinking once, I thought it used to blink twice??
But im not sure if it is me.
What do you think it could be?

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SOURCE: 1991 cougar XR7 speedometer off odometer not working

Headlight switch. Very common on these cars. The knobb that you pull to the left of the steering wheel is the switch that needs replacing. Make sure that the harness on the back isn't melting. This happens on car with factory fog lights or cars that had aftermarket fogs installed without a relay. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: 2001 Mercury Cougar, won't turn over

This will sound stupid but check to make sure all the bulbs, yes I said bulbs, as in brake and turn signals are the correct bulb. No kidding. I fought a problem like this in my shop for a week on a mustang. It had a wrong brake light bulb. Just a idea. See if it will start by jumping the 2 posts on the starter solenoid under the hood on the inner fender. It has two battery cables going to it. use 2 heavy screw drivers to do this. Do not tough the metal of teh screw drivers. The solenoid could also be bad.

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remove screws from steering colum and remove cover,
you will need a drill, needle nose plyers and a very small screw driver phillips.

step one. drill 1" into cylinder.

located on bottom of colum is a small hole with a pin in it.

step 2, push pin up, if it does not move drill 1/2" more in to cylinder.

stop if you reach a small shaft that is kinda loose and has a brass washer or steel washer on the outside of it. remove small shaft with plyers. once the cylinder is drilled it should unlock, turn it and push the pin up untill it comes out

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SOURCE: 99 cougar won't start

I am having this problem right now! Same year! The lights and all turn on. When I turn the key, the starter solenoid energizes, as I hear the "click". The battery shows 12.5 volts, and it won't crank off of a jump.

The car started fine 2 days ago before I removed the alternator (battery not charging, new battery, also "new" alternator) for testing. Once it tested good, I was told to try a new battery cable to the alternator. I removed the old, which had a junction block about half way down the cable, and installed the new, which does not. Now I can't get the car to crank, or even try to crank - just clicks. Any help would be appreciated, because the car is not mine and I want to blow it up.

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