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Car acts like the battery is dead, no electrical, no ignition, no accessories. But, battery shows 12V on meter, posts and cables clean and look fine! Checked all fuses in cab and under hood...look fine. There is a ticking that sounds like a relay in the console, even when key out of ignition. Transmission locked in Park so I can't get it towed to shop. Any advice on how to locate what I assume is a failed relay would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Hi there,

It could be your immobiliser, so check it.
I would also suggest taking a close look at the negitive battery cable.If the connection on the engine side is dirty or corroded it may cause this problem by not creating a good ground for the starter.

Good Luck!!

Posted on Jun 28, 2009


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