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Sounds like the battery is dead and the Alternator may be the culprit. First thing I would do it pull the Battery have it tested and if you feel like it pull the alternator and have it tested. Your local auto parts house will do both for free. Your lights will turn on because it takes less power than it does to operate a window motor or start the truck.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: starter wont engage
The problem is either the starter solinoid (located on fender near battery) or you are not getting power to the "s" terminal on the starter solinoid from the ignition switch. If you follow the positive battery cable from the battery you'll follow it to the solinoid. Remove the small wire from the terminal marked "s" on the solinoid and using a screwdriver jump from "s" terminal (not the wire) to where positive battery cable connects to solinoid. (with battery connected). If starter doesn't do anything the solinoid is bad. If starter cranks then you are not getting voltage from ignition switch through "s" terminal wire.
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
SOURCE: My 89 chevy pickup headlights
Don't need one, Unplug from switch and with switch in hand replug together. then go back far enough on harness to where you can see some color then trace each wire back to the switch plug. You can buy the plug and wires in pigtail form and just match up the wires. Replace the switch for sure and find out why it shorted. Fire Hazard risk. Good luck
Posted on May 05, 2009
sounds like a dead battery to start with. Not even enough juice in the battery to energize the solenoid / brake interlock to get it out of PARK. Hope this helps
Posted on May 05, 2009
sounds like ignition module inside of distributor cap under distributor rotor button.these do go bad and can easily be replaced.strong suspicion from your details that this is the culprit.
Posted on May 09, 2009
Last week my 323 89' Mazda stop working as I was driving it in middle of the street, I pushed to the side. it would not start, the starter sounded ok, but the car just didnt start, I checked the fuses, gas pump, and all seemed to be ok, finally with the help of a friend we found out that the ignition rotor at the distributor wasnt working we then replace it with a new one from autozone , is about 5 dollars, now it works just fine, big problem easy solution.
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
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