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Tonight my car died at a traffic light. I tried to restart the car and when I turned the key, nothing happened. It seems as tought the only thing on the car that works are the head lights. Could this be an ignition issue ?

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  • nijlij Jun 18, 2009

    When I try to start the car, nothing happens......when I turn the key no dash lights, no radio, car doesn't even crank. It's as if the ignition is just dead.Very weird issue. No fuses are blown either.

  • Ned C Cook
    Ned C Cook May 11, 2010

    did you headlights dim when you tried to start it?

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I had this happen on a new vehicle I purchased. It just up and died and after 15 20 minutes it would start but soon die. Alternator wasn't charging and when battery was depleted it the engine shut down. Waiting 15 min allowed the battery to self recover but just enough to start.After a few hops, the electrical was totally depleted. then not even a click.. Bad alternater,Good luck.

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If it died it sounds like your battery is loosing power so i would get your alternator looked at and to why the car isnt starting up i think that the starter motor is on its way out so take the car to a mechanic to comfirm my answers.

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If there is any startup noise than it is the matter of spark plug but if there is not at all noise or action while ignition than there woul be three problem either a ignition wire had been cut off or the battery terminal have any loose contacts or the ignition switch was malfunctioning.................please check the things

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  • satya prakash sahoo Jun 18, 2009

    it's sure that the ignition switch have a problem

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