The car doesn't do anything. The horn doesn't beep, Headlights don't work, clock doesn't work, car won't start, the hazard lights wont' even come on. Brand new battery tested and it is still charged. When you the turn the key some dashlights come on but then fade no sound or movement from engine. When the headlights are turned on the is a ticking sound coming from the relay but the light's don't work. When you turn the hazards on there is a buzzing sound but the lights don't work. Nothing works but the battery is good and connected. Does anyone have any thoughts on what could be wrong. I don't know if it is a bad ground or connection or relay???? HELP PLEASSSE??
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Re: Car is dead but battery is good
You should YES check all Grounds Around Battery B U T Also there are AUX Power Cables that go to the Battery Chase them to see that they have NO corrosion or Breaks. It Sounds as though you have a SIMPLE No Power to Accessories type problem.
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no crank!, if it cant crank, it can never start. can be many thing. 1: dead battery or dirty terminals. 2: discharged battery (charge it or try test known good battery) 3: bad starter system. Every way, possible , is here http://www.fixkick.com/nocrank.html
If the car doesn't start with a jump you might have a bad alternator. The alternator supplies voltage to the car once the engine is running. If the battery is dead, and the alternator isn't putting out sufficient voltage, the engine cannot run. Then again sometimes a car with an extremely dead or internally shorted battery WON'T start with a jump. Replace the battery and try again.
the battery may be faulty,just because the lights & horn work doesn't mean that the battery is enough power to start the engine the battery may have a weak sell that breaks down when you engage the starter try turning the headlights on & then try to start the engine & see how dull the headlights become,if they almost go out the battery is very low or faulty......hope this helps......cheers.
"It won't do anything" means that there are no dash lights, no buzzers, nothing?
Any car has very slight electrical drains when it is shut off. For one thing, the clock is running, but there are a number of other tiny loads as well. With a good battery, you should be able to park a car for six months to a year and still start it.
However, if you start the car several times without running it long enough to recharge the battery, or if the drain is larger than it should be due to electrical problems or aftermarket accessories, you can get a failure to start.
Unfortunately, maintanence-free batteries don't tolerate being run completely dead very well, and many owners have unhappily found that draining an older battery once or twice was the last straw that ended their battery's life.
I suggest that you borrow a charger or a set of jumper cables to start the car, and drive it 30 minutes or so to fully charge the battery. If you have more problems, get the battery load tested at a shop that sells batteries to see if it is still OK.
disconnect battery for about 10 minutes. then reconnect. gives alarm time to reset and everything should be working fine. when headlight went out it broke the circuit to alarm . now all you have to do is reset. ez
Try this: Unhook the battery. Reconnect the battery. When the horn starts to beep, cycle the ignition key in the ignition on-off 5 times. This resets the alarm; the cycling of the key. Please advise me if this works for you.