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08-29-2013, 07:38 PM
i'm stumped. the battery is new/fully charged and no issues with alternator and starter. head lights turn on, interior lights, dash and everything is normal, but when i turn the key to start, all lights turn off, including dash but come back on bright when switched back to off. its not acting like the battery is dead, as noted above.
when i replaced the batter earlier this year, when it died the lights dimmed and a knocking noise happened, but it is not doing that now.... any ideas what it could be?


08-29-2013, 08:12 PM
Have you checked the wires to the starter? And going ahead and taking it in to have it tested?

08-29-2013, 09:03 PM
I can't remember if your car is this way, but a lot of cars dash lights will flash during the start sequence. Do you hear your starter click or even try to turn over? These vehicles also have the famous security issues like most other older GM vehicles. I would definitely look into that to make sure your car doesn't match those symptoms.