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1998 chevy prism, dead battery, replaced battery and car does not start, have no power to any Accessories, but starter turns over.

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There could be a couple of things going on here. that you have no power to accessories suggests that you have a bad ignition switch. some of the contacts in the switch are letting power through or you would not have starter turning over, but some other things are not getting power or you would have power to accessories. you might see if you have brake lights or hazard lights before you turn the key, those circuits should be hot all the time. after you turn the key to run, not start, things like headlights and turn signals should work. normally if you have starter turning over but no start you would look for fuel and spark but sounds like you have other issues that need to be addressed first. hope that helps

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