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Old 05-15-2007, 02:52 PM   #1
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1992 Bonneville SE. It won't start. About two weeks ago I replaced the starter solenoid. At that time it wouldn't start it would just click. After replacing the solenoid everything seemed to be ok. Now when I turn on the key nothing happens on the dash. There is also no radio, but the electric windows, headlights, and interior lights work. I cleaned both battery terminals, but this didn't seem to help. Anyone with any ideas. Thanks for your help
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Welcome to Bonneville Club, Pat. Please put the year and model of your car in your signature. (Edit your profile to do this.)

You need to peel back the covers on the ends of the battery cables and examine the copper conductor and the crimps for corrosion. If you cannot make it nice and clean, you will need to replace the cables. And, you need to do the other ends of the cables where they attach to the starter, the alternator, the engine block and the engine relay center on the firewall. The grounds should also be clean and bright, coated with dielectric grease and re-tightened. Make sure you do the body ground from the negative battery cable, the group of grounds under the ICM, and the PCM ground near the oil filter.

Also, check the ground buses under the kick plates inside the front doors.

If that doesn't help, and you know the battery is OK, you may need a new starter. But, even a new starter won't work with poor connections. You may want to put a test light on the solenoid lead to make sure you are getting 12v at the solenoid when you turn the key to the start position. Finally, make sure the starter bolts are tight and that corrosion has not blocked the flow of current from the engine block to the starter frame.
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Am in the process of cleaning all the cable ends. What has me puzzled is the lack of anything on my dash and no radio. Is there somewhere that these are split off from the power windows. Funny that the windows work when I turn the key on but nothing else does. Thanks for your help. Pat
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maybe a blown fuse for the int lights?
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