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Old 10-11-2007, 11:05 AM
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Default Car won't start...need help :(

last night I went to my garage to test out my HIDs....played with them for a bit. 5 mins.....on off on off, etc.....

This morning I go down to the garage.

bad sign #1) The lights on the door for the alarm werent flashing.
bad sign #2) The remote would not unlock the doors, I had to open the lock manually.
final bad sign) The car wouldnt start. I turn the key and I get Nothing, zilch, no sound, no turn over, nothing.

After reading evertying about DME, I had a spare and swapped it out...still nothing......

could it be the battery, could the HIDs have drained it out......please help a friend in need!
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:09 AM
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what about the various warning lights - do they come on when you turn the key?
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Sounds like the battery. I am having the same problem right now. Car cranks over strong but will not fire up. I changed the DME but that wasn't it. In your case, the motor does not turn over, therefore I believe you probably have a short draining your battery. Try and jump start it and then find your short.
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Sam check the connections again.
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:15 AM
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You can rule out the DME.
Check your connections and find the drain.
I think you mentionned a problem with the HID
a little while ago? ... perhaps it's related.

best of luck
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by dbf73 View Post
what about the various warning lights - do they come on when you turn the key?
nope, no warning lights, nothing..
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by targagr View Post
Sam check the connections again.
which connections are you referring to?
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:22 AM
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what is this all about: "manual activation of the immobilizer" ?
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:54 AM
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should i call AAA for a boost?
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:16 PM
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Sounds like you drained your battery dead especially if your interior lights and radio don't turn on. Ideally you should put it on a charger and let it recharge. It'll take awhile to charge it backup but your car's already in the garage. This is what I would do. If you call AAA for a boost you'll need to drive it around for a awhile to re-charge the battery.
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:33 PM
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I would try to recharge the battery rather than having ANYONE jump it or boost it.

GL, Sam.
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Air Kuul TT View Post
I would try to recharge the battery rather than having ANYONE jump it or boost it.

GL, Sam.

+1 ...... invest in a ~$15 digital voltmeter, if you do not have one: it will save you $$$$$
A healthy battery should read 12.3 - 12.6v at the terminals - and ~14 v with the motor ( and alternator) running. If you measure <12v, the battery is flat, and needs to be recharged.
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Battery died. How old is your current battery? Was probably on it's last leg.
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Robin 993DX View Post
Battery died. How old is your current battery? Was probably on it's last leg.
you, you're good you!

I just came back from canadian tire....battery tested and is DEAD...It is an Interstate (about 3 yrs old). I am going to my mech. to trade it in...I'll keep u posted!
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Robin 993DX View Post
Battery died. How old is your current battery? Was probably on it's last leg.
Robin,

the question is do u think the HID's killed the battery after 2 days of being installed or is it just a coincidence?
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