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1970 Plymouth Satallite, how can you tell if the ignition switch has gone out?

Was driving down the road, going to stop at a stop sign, all the dash lights started to dim and then the entire car shut down. I dont know if its the ignition switch or the fusable link. If it is the fusable link, I personaly do not know where i should start looking. If its not how exactly do i get to the ignition switch?

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COULD BE A BAD GROUND AND CHECK TO SEE IF THE BATTERY CABLES ARE TIGHT

Posted on Nov 30, 2012

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    garnetcox Nov 30, 2012

    evrything checks out for the cables and the ground, evrything is tight and clean.. tested the battery, its got power, im just not getting any power to any of my lights ad it does not make any sound when i turn the key to start. but if i put a wire up to the starter it wants to turn over but it just wont start.

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SOURCE: 2000 pontiac sunfire

I had the same problem. Goodwrench looked at my car for 2 hours could not figure it out. Then they unpluged the body control module and plugged it back in and presto, problem solved.

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SOURCE: dash lights dimmed, car shut off, won"t start

if any of your warning lights came on be fore it died, and if you have no cranking power to start the car i would get the alternator tested or do it your self with a voltage meter. get a jumpstart and the alternator should be putting out 14.8 dc. if not then you need a new one

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Sounds like your fuel filter need's to be changed. Start with that and good luck.

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SOURCE: 1997 pontiac bonneville will not turn over no

Check your battery cable connections. If there are no signs of corrosion and none of them are loose, check the other end of the cables i.e. for the positive cable, the starter solenoid connection and the negative cable at the "ground" connection probably on the engine block.

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SOURCE: driving 1997 chevrolet tahoe then speed started to

alternator is going be the problem, when that stoped working the car was running off the battery when that died your car cut off.

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