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97 Monte Carlo-no lights/horn/click/radio ANY IDEAS?

2 days ago, I went to start it, and NOTHING! I called AAA, and they came-hooked it up, and swears it's the starter. The problem is, I went to go check it today, and there is the FAINT dinging of the key in the ignition, no horn, my lights don't turn on, my radio doesn't turn on, and there's not even a CRANK or click when I turn the key. In times past, when it didn't start, 2 things happened-either I waited a few & then tried & it started, OR AAA would show up, hook it up, and it would be okay. ANY IDEAS?

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The starter would not cause the lights and other accessories not to work. But a bad connection at the battery or starter could.
Someone will need to check for power at the main starter cable coming from the battery. It may be corroded or loose. Also check the ground connections from the battery.

Posted on May 10, 2013

Testimonial: "And how do I find out IF I can't move it??"

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    I'm not sure how I can find this out FOR SURE If I can't move it

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    You'll either have to get someone to jack up the front end and crawl underneith to check for power at the starter, or have AAA tow it to a shop.

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Well if its just the starter theres a way to test that. Hit it really hard with a rench of some sort and start it immedietly after, it should turn over. Thees a chance that botg ur battery and starter are gone. The dinging is normal youll hear that especially in older cars. It definetly soubds like ur starter though

Posted on May 10, 2013

Testimonial: "But because I can't drive it, I don't know FOR SURE. The AAA guy banged on the Starter... NOTHING HAPPENED."

  • Renae Bliss May 11, 2013

    Testimonial: "But because I can't drive it, I don't know FOR SURE. The AAA guy banged on the Starter... NOTHING HAPPENED."

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sounds like your passlock sensor on the ignition barrel is faulty. you will have to go to the dealer to have it replaced because of the programming after replacement.

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Sounds like an antitheft problem I would start with the antitheft system. Usually when you only have one key all keys have to be programmed together even the original. When you have more than one it is easy to program additional keys.

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it sounds like your ignition switch could be bad, it is mounted on the steering column under the dash, it is the actual switch that activates the ignition and starter when you turn your key. if it is going bad it will give the same symptoms that you have described.

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SOURCE: car wont start. turns over but wont stay running

your cars antitheft system is trying to prevent the car from being stolen so it is shutting it offf after it starts. go back over step by step you installation instructions make sure the ring around the ignition that comes with the remote starter is taped into the exact loacation it needs to be, or the cars own anti theft system will not notice it and will try to shut car off. its an anti theft feature. if this doesn't wotk you will not be able to use this remote starter. i ran into the same problem finally got it to work poperly.

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