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My tahoe is completely dead the battery and alternator tested good. prior to it dying the lights and the a/c would occasionally glitch out.

Since we got the vehicle the lights and a/c blower would occasionally glitch and go out. About a month ago it died and we jumped it off. everything went haywire momentarily then went back to normal. From that point my dashboard sensors would go on and off. The other day while i was driving the radio died, then the dashboard, then the power locks and window,then the power-steering, then eventually the motor died. its ironic though bc my sons dvd player still worked. Ever since then the whole truck has been completely dead, doesnt run and we have to manually do everything.

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Test your positive and negative cables for continuity. Sounds like you have a cable not doing the job. Also be sure to check connection is secure

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    John Wade Apr 25, 2017

    Test your positive and negative cables for continuity. Sounds like you have a cable not doing the job. Also be sure to check connection is secure

  • John Wade
    John Wade Apr 25, 2017

    Test your positive and negative cables for continuity. Sounds like you have a cable not doing the job. Also be sure to check connection is secure

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on chevy malibu, turn key on engine off.let it stay on 10 to 15 minutes. then turn ignition off, take out key from ignition. after a minute start the car. this should work.

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