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2000 Vitara won't start, but battery is fine.

So the battery is good, it's a good battery, I know it's good. It's brand new I put a meter on it, and it's fine.

Here's what happens,

I turn the key and car goes into accessory mode properly, (door chimes, everything lights up, headlights are on) turn key to start and car goes completely dead, everything goes off. If you undo the negative from the lead the process can be redone, but ends up with same conclusion. Car goes dead again.

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Check the dash wires under the steering column , my Xl-7 did the same thing and a wire was rubbing on a bracket that holds the steering column and shorted out . I crimped the wire back together and it ran fine . The week before I did a bit of 4x4in and high speeds over washboard roads which I think caused the wire to rub against the column bracket . Remove the lower dash column cover and have a look at all the wires . Try to zap strap them up and away from any brackets even if a wire isnt worn thru .

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Try this take a set of jumper cables and find a good ground on the motor and with the battery hooked up like normal run another test ground to the battery if motor starts replace ground cable. hope this helps THUNDERBOLTZ

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