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Old 05-03-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
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Default Car won't start, no signs of life... HELPPP!!!!!!!

my car was running fine, then it died at an intersection. when you turn the key to the on position there's no signs of life, no fuel pump, no lights for the gauge cluster, no head lights, windows don't roll down, car doesn't have power locks, but the only thing that it has is the dome light and the amount of miles on the odometer. i've checked all the grounds and replaced all the fuses and relays. last of all, the fuse box underneath the driver's side behind the change holder. NONE of the fuses are getting any power. any help would be great! thanks.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:47 PM   #2
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Start at the battery and trace power from there. Most likely a blown fusible link.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:08 PM   #3
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The main fuse/link doesn't look like a conventional fuse so it can be missed when checking, it sort of looks like a relay. It's in the engine fuse box, has a clear top and has stud terminals with nuts. If it blows just about nothing in the car will work.
It's 80A and they don't blow for no reason, so if it did blow the fix may be more than just swapping in a new one.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:20 PM   #4
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Power to the panel under the hood is carried by the smaller battery lead tied to the positive post. Make sure power is making it to the panel and to the fuse Mulder mentioned. Hopefully you have a test light probe to check for power. It is a good thing to purchase if you don't have one already.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:18 PM   #5
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A fusible link can have a mechanical failure, if it failed from a short, he'd probably know something was seriously wrong.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:33 PM   #6
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Must've been hit by an emp.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:25 AM   #7
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CHeck your battery terminals to make sure they are tight and not corroded. Take the terminals off, clean everything with a wire brush, then put them back on tightly. If that doesn't work, move on to the wire between the battery and fusebox, then to the fuse, etc.
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:35 PM   #8
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^+1. I had this problem on my 2000 rs and I went and bought a new battery because everything seemed fined but then realized there was to much corrosion one of the terminals. Went to wal-mart and bought a new one for like $5 and used the old battery and it worked. Ofcourse I returned the new battery I didnt need. May not be the problem though. good luck
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:00 AM   #9
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I have an 07 WRX and also have a problem with it not starting. I replaced the headlights (and had to remove the battery), and now it doesn't start. Lights come on, AC works and the radio even turns on but the motor won't turn over. Does anyone know what I need to do to solve this?
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:31 AM   #10
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I have an 07 WRX and also have a problem with it not starting. I replaced the headlights (and had to remove the battery), and now it doesn't start. Lights come on, AC works and the radio even turns on but the motor won't turn over. Does anyone know what I need to do to solve this?
Charge battery
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:05 AM   #11
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I tried that and it still does the exact same thing. Is there anything else I can try?
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