My battery was dead from cold weather. i jumped the car last night. car would not start today. i went to jump car and put jumper cables on wrong. now have nothing but trunk light,door lights and over head light.
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Re: car not starting
First off, now, check the large fuses in the box on the fender. That is hopefully why nothing works now. If not, you may have REALLY messed something up. That is what they are for though, and should have caught the zap. If you get everything back where you can turn the motor over, and it still will not start, try to reset the security lock down. Put the key in the door and lock/unlock 5 times. It should start then.
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Depending on what part of the world you are in, it could be the battery, or a bad connection. Very cold weather can kill a battery, and it can also cause a bad connection to get worse. The starter pulls a large amount of current, and even more so in cold weather.
If nothing comes on when you open the door or turn the key, I would start checking the battery and major connections.
I am not sure about the Impala but the SAAB (also made by GM) has a small slot near the shifter where you can insert your key or screw driver (something flat) to release it from park when the car cannot be powered up.
If the terminal connections are good and tight and it has a good ground then it appears the battery would be at fault. To be sure, charge the battery with a charger on a low setting over night and test it again.
key off and out,diconnect negitive side of battrey then postive.clean terimals,charge battrey,connect postive cable (with key off)connect negitive.and start.
your dead battrey is taking up a big load on system,so when you boost it the dead battrey is taking it all the starter is geeting vey little.thats the clicking.
if you dont have a charger dicconect both terminals the same way again,put the jumper cables on the dead battrey.let it charge battrey for 10 15 mins .the longer the better.remover jumpers.
with key off and out conected battrey terminals.connect jumper cables and start.
let me know if it start or not hopefully the key hasnt lost its coding.
You need to charge your battery up more. Either get a battery charger or leave the jumper cables hooked up for a longer period of time. Your battery was probably completely dead. You might even need a new battery...they really don't like to be completely drained.