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Lost all power to the car

I just got home from work, and as i pulled into the driveway and turned the engine off, I went to lock the power doors. Nothing happened. I put the key back in and realized i have no power at all. No radio, doors, etc. It is about 35 - 40 degrees outside, but i just drove home. What could have happened?

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  • wayne844 Dec 26, 2008

    I feel like a bit of a schmuck that this didn't occur to me. I went to check the voltage and the positive terminal was very loose. I cleaned it up and when i went to open the door, all of the lights came on. It started right away! I would have had it towed had I not got this reply. Thanks!!



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Loose or dirty battery connections...check voltage of battery

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