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Old 04-09-2005, 10:03 PM   #1
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Default HELP my Sti won't start?

I am freeking out here.. my 04 Sti all of a sudden has no power. The oem car opener lights up but no beep beep so I opend it manually for the 1st time ever..I put the key in and tried to start the car and there was no pwer nothing not even a beep or lights?? What the hell happend over nite? Can anyone please help me out here and what should I do?
Car is dead.. 04 Sti with a Tbe and ecutek 27k miles on it
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Old 04-09-2005, 10:05 PM   #2
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Sounds like a dead battery. Maybe you left something powered on overnight.
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Old 04-09-2005, 10:09 PM   #3
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Default I didn't leave anything on over nite.

Will a boost hel me at all or do I need a new battery? It's a year old car how can I need a new battery??
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Old 04-09-2005, 10:18 PM   #4
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Try to jump start it, if that fails, then take the battery out and bring it to a local shop to be tested out. Like stated above, you probably left a small light on or something that can be simply overlooked.
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Old 04-09-2005, 10:18 PM   #5
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Did you bump your parking lights on accidentally? That little switch on the top of your steering column...

Im pretty sure a jump start will work for you enough to get the car started and taken to a tire and battery type shop so they can test your electical system and tell you if its your battery, or possible a defective alternator (making enough charge to keep the car running, but not enough to recharge the battery)...
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Old 04-09-2005, 10:24 PM   #6
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Your battery is most likely dead. If you can not open the car with the remote, then you car has no electrical power whatsoever. When the car is off the only source of power is from the battery.

If you can not find someone to jump you, just get a buddy to push you and pop the clutch. You'll fire 'er up after a couple tries and just let the car idle for a bit to recharge the battery.
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Old 04-09-2005, 10:27 PM   #7
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Default will do!

Thanks guys..
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Old 04-10-2005, 01:05 AM   #8
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If you can not find someone to jump you, just get a buddy to push you and pop the clutch. You'll fire 'er up after a couple tries and just let the car idle for a bit to recharge the battery.
I was under the assumption that this doesn't work on "newer" cars anymore as most every engine function is controlled by the ECU. Can anyone verify this to acutally work on later model cars (not bikes)?
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Old 04-10-2005, 10:45 AM   #9
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I have pop started my STi a couple times...it works
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Old 04-10-2005, 12:06 PM   #10
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I was under the assumption that this doesn't work on "newer" cars anymore as most every engine function is controlled by the ECU. Can anyone verify this to acutally work on later model cars (not bikes)?

Yes it will work, what will not work is if you disconnect the battery and then try to "pop start" it.

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Old 04-10-2005, 03:36 PM   #11
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Yeah you still need to have a little, battery power to make it work, so if any light will illuminate at all you still should have enough.
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Old 04-10-2005, 03:46 PM   #12
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If the alternator is dead then the car will run on the battery until its drained out completely. Then you wont even be able to jumpstart it.
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Old 04-10-2005, 04:28 PM   #13
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Update?
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Old 04-10-2005, 05:16 PM   #14
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Quote:
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It's a year old car how can I need a new battery??
HAHA... That's what I thought too, at 8 months... Got a Braille and no problems ever since (~1 year later)
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Old 04-10-2005, 06:31 PM   #15
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I got an '04 and the battery has never given me any problems in 22k miles. Jump starting it should work. A new battery never hurts since ours are pretty weak anyways.
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Old 04-10-2005, 07:50 PM   #16
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Does anyone know how to do anything for themselfs anymore? Even my little sister could figure out, car doesn't have any power then most likely the battery is dead so try to jump start it. What is this world comming to? If I posted something everytime something happened to my car and it's an easy answer then people would definatly know me as someone who can't do anything themselfs.

Sorry for the rant but this is just a little rediculous and a waste of space.
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Old 04-10-2005, 07:54 PM   #17
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Does anyone know how to do anything for themselfs anymore? Even my little sister could figure out, car doesn't have any power then most likely the battery is dead so try to jump start it. What is this world comming to? If I posted something everytime something happened to my car and it's an easy answer then people would definatly know me as someone who can't do anything themselfs.

Sorry for the rant but this is just a little rediculous and a waste of space.
Yeah because everybody who posts on a car forum is an expert like yourself. I'm not saying that a dead battery wouldn't have been my first guess. But for gods sake give the guy a break. You don't know him. This might be his first new car purchase and he might be worried something is wrong.

This thread is less of a waste of space than your dumbass reply.
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Old 04-10-2005, 11:03 PM   #18
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Check the battery connections as well, get the battery tested and make sure nobody got in your bay and jacked somthing pretty.
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Old 04-11-2005, 12:23 AM   #19
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my friend just had this happen yesteray too i think its the connection at the terminal
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Old 04-11-2005, 12:42 AM   #20
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my battery pooped out after a year and a half. 8000 miles. So I got a Sears special, and now it's going on 3 and a half years.
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Old 04-11-2005, 07:51 AM   #21
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How the hell do you own an STi and not have the knowledge to realize you have a dead battery?
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Old 04-11-2005, 07:58 AM   #22
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^^^
Newsflash - most of the people that buy an STi are getting it cause its fast and looks kinda furious. Buying a car, even a subaru, does not instantly make you an automotive god. If you have got the cash, then you have got the car. There is no test involved....

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Old 04-11-2005, 08:05 AM   #23
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Quote:
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Does anyone know how to do anything for themselfs anymore? Even my little sister could figure out, car doesn't have any power then most likely the battery is dead so try to jump start it. What is this world comming to? If I posted something everytime something happened to my car and it's an easy answer then people would definatly know me as someone who can't do anything themselfs.

Sorry for the rant but this is just a little rediculous and a waste of space.

It's a 2004. .. .. . . he might have been confused as to how new it is. This would have alot of people baffled. Relax. . .don't post if you can't help but by being a pp.
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