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'95 Bonneville SSE won't start

All interior electronics are working fine, power locks are functioning with the key fob. Headlights aren't working. Engine won't turn over.

Just went and got my battery checked, it's not the issue. No headlights made me think that was the problem, but now I'm unsure. Thinking maybe the starter lockout on the car alarm was activated somehow. Any help on this would be fantastic.

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  • hooperdesign Oct 07, 2009

    While I was underneath the car checking on the fusible link, I tapped the starter solenoid with my wrench. Car started up fine. Going to be replacing the solenoid in the next couple days...

    Thanks for the advice though!

  • hooperdesign Oct 07, 2009

    While I was underneath the car checking on the fusible link, I tapped the starter solenoid with my wrench. Car started up fine. Going to be replacing the solenoid in the next couple days...

    Thanks for the advice though!

  • hooperdesign Oct 08, 2009

    I was confused about it myself. After checking the battery, and finding out it was fine, I put it back in. After that the headlights were working fine.

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Check for a burned out fusible link at the junction where the positive cable bolts to a stud.1994-1995 may be on the starter,connected to the large hot cable on starter.The fusible link,if burned out will pull apart like taffy.It looks like a regular wire,but like I said,it will pull apart like taffy,if it is burned out.Replace them with the same size fusible link,not a wire,you wil set the car on fire if you do,and there is a short.After you do this,check for a possible reason this link burned into,something caused this.Low battery,or bad starter,plus holdind the kay in the start position trying to start the car with a low battery,or bad connection,or bad starter,will cause tis problem.I hope this was helpful.

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  • Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr. Oct 07, 2009

    I thought you said you had no head lights?

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