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Dash lights come on turn to start position and dead wont start-

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  • supernova822 Nov 14, 2009

    starter was tested and is is fine



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Your solenoid could be shorting out or worn out. They lights will look bright, but as soon as you crank motor, the lights dim. Or if your battery cable connections are not metal-to-metal contact, they will do this as well. Many GM's, especially bonnevilles, have the rubber ends on end of battery cables, These rubber ends prevent a tight metal to metal connection. I had to use washers on two bonnevilles I worked on.

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  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Nov 14, 2009

    Check battery cables, ignition cables, (which you can also test with an ohmmeter) And also you can test the relay with an ohmmeter as well. Do you have anti-theft unit on this car? Is the light on or blinking?
    If so, put key in ignition, leave in ON postion (do not start) for EXACTLY 10 minutes. As SOON as the light shuts off, then IMMEDIATELY start the car.

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Nov 14, 2009

    You can also go to and register for full free online repair manual for you car.



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