Noticed i had accidently put the pos on the neg and neg on pos, Brain dead move but after I did that and turned on key, noticed what i had done and corrected the terminals and then tried it again. Nothing lights up, is there a reset or did I burn up something? help.
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If the battery appears dead when the fault occurs, it probably is the battery (or pos/neg leads) batteries are devious and take pleasure in appearing fully charged. Eliminate further by replacing battery, buy or borrow. Only other explanation is a short to negative on particular day, check starter motor cables. Best of luck.
besides checking EVERY fuse in both fuse boxes, check the multitude of relays because chances are some of them are toasted as well. And keep your fingers crossed you have not damaged a CM.
You can wiring diagrams out on the web.
Options are a couple things like faulty ignition switch... or neutral safety switch either out of alignment or going bad... what does the car do when you try to start it... because it could also be the charging system ... such as the battery not having enough voltage to start or a bad alternator not charging the battery. You need to ***** the situation and check everything step by step. starting with the battery. if you have a voltmeter, you can set to DC and put POS to + and NEG to - and if it reads 12.5V with the motor off then the battery is charged a dead battery will read 11.8V. Start the car and place the POS lead of the voltmeter to the POS terminal on the alternator (the big red cover) and ground the NEG lead and you should get a similar reading steadily... It should not drop ... if you get a low reading then the alternator is going bad and cannot charge the battery. Next check your starter underneath the car and put the POS to the big terminal going to the battery, It should read a similar voltage. To check that the starter solenoid has enough power you can run a wire with a switch direct from solenoid to switch to battery and try or you can put the POS to the spade connector end and the NEG to ground and have a helper turn the key to start to check for voltage (12V) if not then it suspect a faulty ignition switch... If when you try to start after ensuring a good charge and get a cluck noise with no start or start sometimes then your starter may be bad... If you get nothing at all and your lights and accesories work with 'bright' lights then your starter solenoid may be bad... If nothing happens and the lights dim then the ignition switch may be bad ... If you're not much of a DIYer you can take the car to your local autozone or advanced auto and they do a free alternator and battery check...If they are good then you can remove the starter and have them perform a bench test. Hope this helps... Good Luck.
take a good battery from another car that you absolutely know is good.
Try to prime the motor twice
turn the ignition to start position...do not crank
turn ignition off
turn ignition to start position and try to start
put the leads of a volt meter on the batery terminals,pos to pos, neg to neg,check volts with engine off,start engine,and slowly open up and volts should rise to about 13,5-14,if no increase in volts then the charging system needs checking,alternater,recifier,connections,
Remove the Black cable first red cable last. To reinstall hook the red cable first and the black cable last. Remove any battery holds or brackets, some will have a small bracket at the bottom of the battery. It will hold the battery in place to keep it from moving front to back any other holds are to keep it in place during an accident or roll over.
i had the same problem a prot display then it would shut down. turns out i had the sub disconnected(noise complaint from the shaking at my apartment complex) but the speaker wires for the sub connected to the amp or central unit. when i disconnected the sub i left the wires on the floor behind the sub separating the pos. and neg. somehow the wires got moved around and the pos was touching the neg. as soon as i noticed and fixed this problem the system was working fine. my samsung hometheater model is HT-BD1250