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Battery is fully charged, lights and radio comes on with ignition switch, but no response from starter motor... no clicking sound, no turn over, nothing

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I once had a GMC that did the same thing...check your fuses. You manual ,found in the glove box, will list what fuses are where. Check fuel fuses first then check the rest for broken or burnt fuses. There are generally two fuse boxes, one under the hood (usually behind the battery), and one under the dash (usually on the drivers side by the pedals or passanger side floor board wall on the right).

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