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Have no electrical power

Turned engine off came back out turned ignition and acted like the battery was dead. Got battery charged and it started right up. Started driving and noticed I had no gauges,power windows or door locks,radio,lights inside,etc.

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You might have a electrical short draining the battery or a bad alternator.Most auto parts stores will test the alternator for free.Good luck

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Someone will need to check the fuses and fuseable links (if equipped) to see what is dead and why. Could be a fuse or a bad connection at the battery or fuse box.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012

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SOURCE: Dead battery or starter?

Take the battery out and have it charged up. reinstall it and you should be allright. Your car has discharged it completely, and it will need a recharge to start. The gauge is only measuring voltage, and not the status of charge.

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SOURCE: engine won't turn over

the starter relay is on a module conected to the radio relay....the starter must be cold when starting or it will not start in this problem on this vehicle....in other words you have a bad starter relay.:)

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SOURCE: 2001 Saturn SC2 Electrical issue

I had the same problem in a 1997 SC2.  Turns out that finicky/broken door lock/unlock switches were causing an intermittent short.
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SOURCE: 1996 tahoe won't start

double check battery under load and verify it will hold for 10 seconds without dropping out under 10.5 volts , very possible there is a draw somewhere , check this by pulling fuses one by one with amp meter connected until you see maybe .3 volts .1 volt is normal

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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