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New battery starter altenater only way to start is to jump it turn key and head lights come on cd comes out of radio seems to me everything electrical is messing up dont know if its electrical problem trickle charged battery but still didnt start but lights inside turned on not for long dont know if something is draining the power

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You definitely have electrical problems check an electrician..

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Hi ShyFi,

I assume you've gone though the jumper cables routine?

You need to describe what it does do.
What happens when you turn the key? Clicks? Nothing? Dash lights come on?

What happens when you jump it?

Do the head lights come on? Bright? Low?

How do the terminals on the battery look? Clean? corroded?

Any recent events? Maintenance?

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See that? Every once in a while I'm right!!! Reason is that the starter draws far more than anything else in the car. Lights and radio can easily be run by an otherwise ineffective battery, but when loaded (starter draws a bit less than 200amps), the battery will fall flat on its' face! When you jump it, the car is running off the alternator and seems to be OK, till you turn it off again.

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TRY THIS RESET FOR THE SECURITY SYSTEM.

PASS LOCK RESET GM CARS 1999 UP
1) Put the key in the ignition and turn to the "ON" position. Leave it that way for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes turn the key and take it out. Repeat this process (2) more times (3 times, 30 minutes total) This should reset the passlock system to recognize your key.

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