Alarm had gone off and shut down vehicle. Thought it was a faulty battery post or cable connection. Replaced connecton and now I can get the lights to come on but when I turn over the battery there is not clicking sound or anything....it is just dead. Checked the battery and it is charged also tried boosting the vehicle but still nothing. Any ideas?
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On my 94 Sovereign there is a switch inside the centre console that will switch off the alarm, not sure about the 96. You could try locking all the doors. connect the jump leads and then unlock the doors (the bonnet switch for the alarm I think is the same one for the under bonnet light so you might have to tape it down whilst the bonnet is open, just to confuse the alarm )
Possibly a battery cable terminal or the connection at the starter.
Sometimes a loose or faulty wire can barely work until a load is put on it then it just shuts down. Test power flow at starter before and after turning the key. Replace battery cable ends and if the problem persists, replace entire cable.
will engine crank?? if not, recheck battery cable connections. if vehicle ran until shut off, tells me that your charging system kept vehicle running until vehicle was shut off. alternator light can be related to faulty alternator and or bad battery.
You need to measure the parasitic load on the battery.Roll the driver's window down,shut the door,open the hood(disconnect the hood light if it has one).I let it sit for a few minutes to let anything automatic shut down,then use a clamp style ampmeter to look for a large load.If there isn't a large load,then move on to an inline ampmeter.You will have to disconnect the battery(preferably the negative post),and connect the meter inline between the post and cable.It is adviseable to use a battery disconnect between the cable and post to power the car back up,and connect the meter at the post and cable after allowing the car to power up,then open the switch/knob to allow current to flow through the meter.(this will prevent the initial surge from frying your meter or blowing the fuse).You should see less than 50 milliamps on a typical vehicl(maybe a little more if you have certain accessories like an alarm system).If you see more,pull one fuse at a time until the load drops off.A common parasitic load I have found on GM vehicles is the lighted vanity mirror(s).The switch doesn't always shut off,depending if the visor is up or down.This draws about 500 milliamps,enough to kill it in a couple of days.The largest draw I ever saw was on a GMC Jimmy-the rear wiper motor wasn't parking correctly,and it was drawing 16amps!
I am sure you installed the battery posts right Positive to Positivem newer vehicles ECM shuts it self completley thinking the vehicle is being stolen. Do you have an alarm system in this Ferrari? if so then that might have been activated.
You will have to have a charged battery firstly. If you have a key over-ride on the alarm siran housing turn it OFF. If you have jumper cables connect them to your vehicle (observing polarity) Negative jumper cable should be connected lastly ! When connected , operated the alarm blip as normal and you should be able to silence the alarm and start vehicle as normal. If the battery is in a weak condition it will drop a lot of voltage(while cranking) and reset the default setting on the alarm (ie ON) So good connections and good battery voltage. If it does go off , it'll be only for a few moments and it's your vehicle anyway so ! Good Luck
factory alarm, when manually unlocking the door the lights flash & horn usually go off & the car will start & shut off within a second or 2. Have 2 96 jeeps that do it the panic button on the keyless entry is the only way to shut it off. If the battery has died & a new one is installed it trips the panic mode as well. If the battery is dead but vehicle starts with a jump but shuts off soon after jumper cables are removed, the alternator is bad & cant keep the computer powered up & will shut down the vehicle. A little more specific with symptoms will make diagnosing much easier.
check for a live feed to the low tension wire at the starter when a second person operates the ignition key. if no feed check fuses relays and then back of the ignition assembly. has it got an after market alarm fitted that may have gone faulty and has shut down the starting circuit. if so you need to find the wiring that it has been linked into and rejoin the original wiring back together.