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11-02-2004, 04:51 PM
I have a problem and I need help with a diagnosis.

I was comming home from a store this evening, I pull into the driveway and shut the car off. About 5 seconds later my parents pull up and ask me to move my car over, just as I start the ignition, I hear a snap comming from under the hood. Then nothing responds no lights, no keylock, no nothing. I checked some of the fuses but they all look ok, so I am guessing that it might be a battery short but I would like a few seconds on that diagnosis.

Does this sound right?
Cause the whole car seems dead.

11-02-2004, 06:38 PM
Nevermind... Got the problem fixed myself. Went to have the battery tested.. it was fine, came back and thought...hmm if the PCM thinks there is a short somehwere it will shut everything down. Well left the battery disconnected and pulled the fuse for the PCM ( resetting it ) then connected the battery back up and voila!

Everything works.

When in doubt , Control - alt. - Delete ! Even for your car.. lol