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Old 05-23-2005, 12:39 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anybody else has run into this problem.... I went to start my car this morning and the battery was dead. I put the key in the ignition and went to start it and there was absolutely nothing. It was just like the battery was disconnected. I noticed the only lights coming on were the Theftlock light on the radio and the map lights were barely lit. Nothing was left on/open in the car and it only sat for a little longer than 30 hrs since last started. I jumped it with no problems. I let the car run for a few minutes and then I noticed the instument panel was inop. None of the gauges worked and the DIC was blank. The odometer was just a blank red screen. I kept the car running and pulled the back seat out to check the fuse and it was ok. When I put the fuse back in it started chiming and the IP started working again... Everything was fine on my drive to work this morning. Anybody else had a problem like this???
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Sounds like the accessory power relay got stuck on, you may want to check all your grounds too.
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Which fuse did you pull? I know it sounds flukey but maybe re-seating the fuse in the socket cleared up the problem.
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It was the fuse for the IP located in the fuse panel underneath the rear seat.
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I had the internal "post" on the side of the battery physically break off. This is apparently a common failure. In your checking and fuse pulling you may have coincidentally bumped it enough to make contact... might want to check this... would explain the totally dead initial situation.
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