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I cleaned the battery terminals and replaced the batteries; when the machine is turned on, all the lights on the righthand side (shift lock, paper down, etc.) go red and there is a humming sound and nothing happens. HELP, please

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All of the LEDs on steady indicates a major electronic failure, likely the `function PCB'. We, as a service facility, cannot obtain schematics of those boards. We send them to a repair facility.

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Have been dealing with an electrical problem. What could be the problem? I have read so many different things it can be.


make sure the battery posts are shiny clean and the terminals are tight
moving the terminals on dirty posts is corrupting the cpu program in the ECM
so try this
make sure the battery posts are shiny clean the terminals are clean and then fix them tight
use a scan tool to reset the ECM / CPU program and see what happens

Sep 30, 2016 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2005 model turn key nothing lights on radio go dim completely dead ,new battery is fitted have full voltage ,,intermittent fault,starts after 10 min!!


Bad connection . Clean battery terminals till they shine .check the battery cable earth clean and tighter .Clean and tighten battery cable to starter motor terminal.

Aug 16, 2014 | 2005 Toyota LandCruiser Prado

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Sometimes the car won't start and the dash lights and the radio lights flicker


Best place to start is the positive lead on the battery . Remove the lead and clean battery pole and terminal using sand paper until you have shiny syrfaces. Replace the lead and tighten the terminal . Check the battery for charge condition as what you describe indicates a flat battery

Feb 10, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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I have hundai sonata 2006 GLS. V6, I instuall the new battery on The car in a wrong way which cost a problem in the gear.., now the gear doesn't shift unless I shift it by pressing on a small button...


the positive battery battery terminal is always larger than the negative and 99% of modern cars use batteries with the pos terminal to the right with terminal side of battery closest to you

Sep 22, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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No sound when turning on engine battery still turns on lights and automatic loching


Many possibilities here:
  1. Possible neutral safety switch problem
  2. Possible shift linkage problem
  3. Corroded or loose battery terminal ends
  4. Possible ECM (computer) problem
With your foot on the brake, try starting the car in Neutral. If it starts, it would indicate a either a neutral safety switch or shift linkage problem.
If there's excessive corrosion or if battery terminal ends can be moved by hand, they need to be cleaned and tightened to ensure good contact. It takes much more power to start a car than to turn on lights.

Jan 07, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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2000 Honda Odyssey. The passenger side headlamp burned out and I replaced it, no issues two days ago. Battery was cranking slowly and terminals were corroded so I cleaned them. Last night in 15 degree...


The driver's Multiplex Control System is a small computer that controls (among many other things) the dash lights brightness, ignition key interlock, shift interlock, and has a tie in to the brake light system and horn relay. It may be that this small computer malfunctioned and started the whole problem chain.

However, I note from the factory shop manual that if polarity is reversed on the shift interlock--it can be damaged. Reverse polarity will ruin the diode inside the shift interlock. This could have happened when you jumped the battery--a brief period of getting the cables and terminals mixed up could have done it.

Checking the shift lock solenoid can be done by removing the steering column upper cover. Disconnect the shift lock solenoid connector (2 terminals). Using long jumper wires, apply battery voltage to terminal 1 (yellow wire side) of the solenoid and ground terminal 2 (green wire side). Check that the shift lever can now be moved out of Park. NOTE: applying voltage in the opposite direction of that above will damage the diode in the solenoid and will probably ruin it. Remove your jumpers and shift back to park and check that the solenoid locks. If the solenoid does not work properly, it will need to be replaced. This involves removing the end of the transmission shift cable and is a complex job. Remember, no power to the solenoid equals a locked solenoid--it takes power to unlock it.

The Multiplex Control Unit has a self diagnostic feature which checks the computer itself and inputs to the computer. The computer check is called mode 1 and the input test is mode 2. The diagnostic trouble codes are outputted to the ignition key light and beeper.

To test, first confirm that all fuses are good, especially fuse 9 (10A) in the driver's under dash fuse box (left kick panel) and fuse 13 (7.5A) in the passenger's under dash fuse box (right kick panel). Then use a jumper wire (a wire with small alligator clips on each end works best) to jump the two leads of the multiplex test connector. (This is a light green 2 terminal connector dangling from the same wire bundle as the brake pedal switch connector.) Buckle the driver's seat belt (avoids nuisance beeps). Now turn the ignition switch to on. After about 5 seconds, the ignition key light should come on and the beeper should beep for 2 seconds then stop for .2 sec. then beep once for .2 seconds. This indicates that the system is in diagnostic mode 1.

If no diagnostic trouble codes (DTC's) are present, the key light and beeper will not blink/beep again. If there are codes: about one second after entering mode 1, the key light and beeper will indicate the DTC and repeat it every 3 seconds. If there are more than one, the system will indicate them in ascending order. The codes will be a light flash and beep so you will have to count the flashes/beeps to keep track. The codes range from 1 to 6. Code 3 (three flashes/beeps) indicates a problem with the multiplex control unit itself. Write back here for other codes or for questions about mode 2.

Jan 23, 2011 | 2000 Honda Odyssey

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Acts like bad battery but new


You have a bad ground connection no doubt. remove and clean the battery post real good and reinstall.

Sep 18, 2009 | 1997 Jeep Wrangler

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1989 volvo gl will not turn over. Turn key, dash


Turn you healights on. Turn the car on. If the headlights burn bright, the battery is good. If the engine does not turn over, the problem is probably the starter bendix. The starter bendix is a part of the starter. Have your starter checked at starter repair shop or where you buy your car parts. (You have to unhook the battery terminal from the negative battery post before taking off the starter.)
If the lights did not burn bright, and the engine doesn't turn over. You could have a bad connection. On the Volvo, it has a positive wire and 3 wires that attach to the positive battey post. I clean the battery post with a battery post brush. I clean the terminal ends of the other 3 wires that attach to the positive battery terminal. I use a wire brush to clean the 3 wire terminals. I spray the wire terminals with a electrical motor cleaner (or electrical cleaner) that I pick up at the automotive parts store. Don't spray it on the paint of the car. I put wires on one side of the positive battery terminal. I put a nut on the battery bolt. I tighten another bolt to it. I tighten it tight. I put the positve battery terminal on the positive battery post and tighten (don't tighten this to tight). The positve terminal should be tight enough not to move (but don't tighten it to tight.)
If you clean the positive battery post and negative battery post, you should have bright front headlights when the car is turned on. If not, you have a battery or alternator problem or both.

Aug 22, 2009 | 1989 Volvo 740

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My 2002 chevy suburban will not start. The battery is good and when I try to start it doesnt make any sound. It seem like the starter is not connected.


1.Are the battery terminal ends corroded?
This is a side post battery, and they are notorious for battery acid leaking, out of the battery terminal seal.

Solution: Remove both battery terminals, (Negative {Black} terminal FIRST!) Mix up a solution of two tablespoons of baking soda, to one tall glass of warm water. Wearing protective gloves, (Dish washing gloves?), hold the terminal AWAY from the battery, slowly pour the baking soda/water solution on the terminal.
Work the terminal bolt back, and forth in the terminal end, to ensure the solution gets to all surfaces. The terminal will turn a bright copper color.

When you are satisfied that the terminal is clean, pour water over it to rinse the solution off. Dry the terminal with a paper towel, or suitable throw away cloth.
Clean the terminals on the battery with a wire brush.
Reinstall the battery cables. (Positive terminal FIRST, Negative terminal LAST!)

Throw the gloves away in a sealed plastic sack, wash your hands, and arms thoroughly.

2.Do the headlights come on now?
No? Replace battery cable, or cables.

3.Headlights come on? Suspect the starter drive, starter, and ignition switch.

At this point, it's time to have a competent mechanic look at it.
The mechanic will do a cursory inspection of the starter, and see if removal is necessary, or may want to test the ignition switch with a multimeter.

Jul 26, 2009 | 2002 Chevrolet Suburban

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