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Car won't start. The dashboard lights up in the usual way but when I turn the key nothing happens. can you help?

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  • walterwinche Sep 08, 2008

    1. car won't start. The lights on the gear shift move back and forth between park and reverse. At times if you manipulate the gear shift a little you can start car. If the emergency is on - (no load on transmission) starts

    2. car won't start. Key locks in ignition and wont come out. Removed battery cables (both) before could remove key. When trying to start the rear view window mirrors move slightly without prompting

    3. car wont start - re-locked door and unlocked and car started.

  • cphil950 Nov 30, 2008

    my 1995 range rover 4.0 drivers side door key does not unlock the door. when i try and start the ignition, it displays engine disabled and the alarm comes on. what is the problem here.



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When you turn the key do all the lights on the dashboard turn OFF? If they do then your battery is too weak. If they don't, and don't even dim much, then your starter is burnt out or you lost connection to your starter due to corroded wiring, blown fuse, or starter relay. One other slight possibility exists where the key switch assembly in the steering collumn is damaged and does not connect the starter wires when the key is turned.
(I'm assuming you don't have an electronic ignition disabler security system).

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This could be as simple as an shifter cable out of adjustment, or a bad neutral safety switch, or even some loose change in the H-ShifterGauge.
If the car is not in Park or neutral, it will not start.
If the car is not in park, the key will not come out.
If the car thinks it is in reverse, the mirrors will lower automatically.

After a while the cable can get out of adjustment and just needs a SIMPLE, and inexpensive fix, although I'm sure you could pay someone a lot of money to look at it. (if you do not have the Rave 2003 CD, buy one, they're about $5 on Ebay. Rave is worth consulting before spending big bucks on a mechanic, many of which can't work on rovers, 'cause they can't...well nevermind...

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