new battery 2 weeks ago and you turn key nothing, even after charging a few hours, like the battery is disconnected.... :doh:
:goodpost:I had a similiar problem. All interior lights worked, but upon turning the key---nothing, not even clicks. I troubleshot my clutch safety switch, my ignition switch, but what it ended up being was my starter solenoid. An easy way to check was to see if my solenoid was getting voltage. Good voltage meant it was the solenoid. No voltage meant it was a bad relay or switch. I ended up swapping out my starter/solenoid, and it fixed it. Hope this helps. :cheers:
Vettemagnet, I forgot to mention that all interior lites and horn works, the battery still has 11.7 volts by DIC, I would think I would aleast get a clicking when trying to start up....
Blaster, Mike makes a great point! I would try a simple test and check the exposed contacts for dirt, grime, oil, etc before bypassing what is refered to your VATS. (I think it stands for Vehicle Anti-Theft System...?)...The key has chips on it and inside the tumbler they have 2 tabs inside to make contact for your security system to work... atriot:
Most auto parts stores sell electronic parts cleaner in a spray can. Probably the best thing you can use to clean the key chip.Blaster, Mike makes a great point! I would try a simple test and check the exposed contacts for dirt, grime, oil, etc before bypassing what is refered to your VATS. (I think it stands for Vehicle Anti-Theft System...?)
Just use a little rubbing alchohol or electrical contact cleaner on a q-tip and clean both sides of the chip embedded in your key as well as inside your tumbler cylinder where it makes the connection. :coffeetime:
Happens to mine all the time and acts just like you describe. Mostly just oils and such from my hands that collect enough dirt to keep the resistor chip from making contact or changing the resistance value thereby "telling" the computer to prevent power to the starter, or something like that.
Another good quick test of this would be to try your spare key...:thumbsup3:
Not sure if the "service lock issue" means the infamous "column lock bypass"? I've never had that problem. If so, nevermind.... :food-smiley-019::smilielol5:
Tried to start up today and nothing again:eek2:Wife came out and tried while looking at the starter and can see sparks at the starter....does this sound like a loose connection or starter to you guy's?????:doh: (this is also under FIRED UP thread, so your not:z1-2: Sorry,,,new battery 2 weeks ago and you turn key nothing, even after charging a few hours, like the battery is disconnected.... :doh: