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Happens on occasion use the car for a week or so park somewhere do your business restart the car nothing power to eyerything but starter,take out key wait a min try again car starts

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Clean battery cables, especially the bottom ends.

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I'd have to check wiring circuits to your starter motor. There are usually two hot circuits at the starter, one is battery voltage, hot all the time. The other circuit usually goes hot with key in the crank position. use a test light to check for voltage. Any testing at the starter make sure tranny is in park or neutral and the parking brake is set.

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Probably not a fuse. When turning the key to on, does it give indication of power in and power out of the ignition switch-do the warning lights and gauges on the dash turn on?
If the key switch is sending power, next thing to check is the starter motor. You could take it off and have it tested, it and the starter solenoid mounted on the starter, or you could do some quick electrical testing yourself, if you have a test light or multi-meter.

If you pull off the small purple wire to the starter solenoid on the starter, you should check if the wire has power when the key is held in crank position. If it does have power, the starter or solenoid is faulty. If no power on the purple wire in start, then power is lost between the key switch and the solenoid. This part of the start circuit includes the neutral safety switch on the transmission (or the clutch switch if manual transmission), and a starter relay somewhere under the hood. Check the neutral safety switch for continuity in park or neutral. The start wire out of the ignition switch goes to this safety switch, and power is passed on to the starter if gear is in park or neutral.
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It could be the park/neutral switch, next time it doesn't start try wiggling the shifter in park while turning the key, or shift to neutral and see if that will work. if that doesn't change the problem I would replace the ignition switch.

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Try running the gear selector through all the gears then back into park. If the same thing happens then set your emergency brake, place the gear selector in neutral, while pressing on the brake pedal try to start it. If this works you may have to replace the switch that senses when it is in park. Good Luck

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