99 buick century won't start, no lights, gauges erratic
Turn key does not start, no sound (click), engine doesn't turnover. No electrical accessories work with key on. Headlights don't work. Dome light dim or off. Gauges erratic when key turned to start. Battery has full charge (12.7 volts).
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If the clicking sound is coming from the engine area, it is most likely the starter solenoid. If you are sure that the battery is fully charged, then you need to clean your cable ends with a small metal brush and a mix of baking soda and water. the surfaces should be metal looking not chalky or green. It sounds like you just are not getting a good connection. You could also replace the two bolts on the cables.
1st check your battery cables to make sure that they are not corroded with acid, if they are , then clean them with a solution of baking soda and water, take a brush and scrub them, then rinse them of, and make sure they are tight, if it still doesn't start, then have someone check your battery out to see if it has a dead cell in it, if the battery checks out ok, then i would suspect the starter.
engine off turn key to run. Fully press and release the gas pedal slowly three times within five seconds. If light flashes, system is resetting. Turn key off, start engine, if light comes back on repeat.
I just replaced my battery in my 99 regal. when i went out to start it went all crazy, ejecting cd out of player, all the gauges going on and off, tach, speed and fuel needles jumping all around. i pulled battery out and had it tested, it was bad, new battery fixed.