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Vehicle just shut down, no power locks, radio, horn, lights etc. Dead The vehicle just stopped running altogether. No electronics work. What is this?

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    bill May 11, 2010

    Do you own a bicycle ? Id start at the front. Battery, battery connections, fuses, relays. Any animals sleeping in the engine compartment?

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Well the problem is you have a dead battery, or the connections to the battery came loose. I would check the battery and make sure all the connections are tight and you will need to charge the battery, you can either get a car battery charger or connect it to another car with jumper cables and charge it that way, however if your battery did die then it could be that the battery itself is bad, or the alternator is bad. to check, when the car is off and battery charged it should be around 12.4 to 12.6 volts, and when the vehicle is running (which you can check after you charge the battery) the alternator will jump the voltage up to 14-14.4 volts. If the battery is lower then it needs replaced, or if the alternator is lower after checking the battery, then you need to replace it.

If the car does not start after charging the battery then you will need to check your fuses.

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