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My 97 Honda Civic runs good and up until now, no problems, but when I turn on the key to start it, nothing happens. Have new battery, fully charged, lights on dash do not go off when I turn key to start. It is a 5 speed, so I have clutch down when starting. Is there a fuse or something that may have blown? Was running great when I last drove it, always started right away, until now (there is nothing as far as engine turning over).

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Bypass the clutch switch. If the car starts then replace the switch.
If this will not work, then you need to troubleshoot the starter, from the fuse up to solenoid. Might be anything from a bad fuse, bad relay, bad solenoid, corroded starter copper contacts, or a bad starter. Hope this will help.

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    I just had the same problem. My civic was running perfectly fine then, it just wouldn't start. I parked at work and that was it. I put the key in, lights turned on but the engine wouldn't start. After checking many things, it turned out to be the starter. I couldn't believe it. I had no signs that it was going bad. It just stopped working. We figured it out by using a stick with a rubber handle and someone hit the starter while I tried to start the car and voila!

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Its you Ignition Coil , common with 97 Honda

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SOURCE: my dash lights on my 97 honda civic will not come

turn your dimmer switch on

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