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If my door jamb switch is bad on my 2001 kia optima could it cause the car to have no power at all and not start at all if the battery is fully charged?

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  • suzanne_pola Aug 03, 2010

    i haven't had either of these happen. it was working fine, drove it the day before yesterday and now just nothing if i try to start

  • suzanne_pola Aug 03, 2010

    what was happening is that the light on the passenger side door would stay on like the door was open and the door open light on the dashboard would also stay on as well as the dome light, i have been pulling a fuse when I park and leave the car so that the battery doesn't get drained.

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YOU MEAN THE DOOR LIGHT SWITCH???? MOST LIKELY YOUR BATTRY WAS DRAINED BY THE DOME LIGHT BEEN ON ALL NIGHT OR ALL DAY. TURN ON YOUR HEADLIGHTS AND CHECK IF THEY WORK OR ARE DIMMED. THATS A SING OF DEAD BATTERY.

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  • suzanne_pola Aug 03, 2010

    no lights come on, not the dash, not the interior, hot head lights, the car has zero power. the battery was put on a trickle charger and it says the battery is fully charged.

  • Oscar Gonzo
    Oscar Gonzo Aug 03, 2010

    have you tried moving the both battery post or seen loose, also those cars have a main fuse too thats i think. if you are 100% sure your battery is good 12V then theres a main fuse problem on the engine compartment fuse block, or also there possibilty of the (-) or ( ) cables from been loose at the block or the Starter. but seems like you lost completed power and thats either dead battery , loose cables ends, main fuse blowned. did any one jump started wrong and that will cause main fuses to blow......?? or a main short on the car

  • Oscar Gonzo
    Oscar Gonzo Aug 03, 2010

    BY DOOR JAM YOU MEAN THE DOME LIGHT SWITCH RIGHT?? THE ONE WHEN YOU OPEN ANY DOOR TURNS ON THE DOME LIGHT???

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