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DaveDSMer
11-26-2006, 01:51 PM
Ok this is basically what happened. Found out the battery that was in the car was half the size it was supposed to be. Basically, a battery for a Saturn or something. So a few days ago the battery died and I had to jump it.. ok. Drove it next day fine. Parked it last night and tried to start it this morning and nothing happened. Just like a dead battery. Went up to Autozone and get a Duralast Gold .. the correct size and installed it just now. Still nothing. Postive and negative are hooked up right. Car has 0 juice.. even the power locks wont work. What could be the problem? Fuse? Relay? Computer? I am not sure where to start.

bumpinne0n
11-26-2006, 01:56 PM
Ok this is basically what happened. Found out the battery that was in the car was half the size it was supposed to be. Basically, a battery for a Saturn or something. So a few days ago the battery died and I had to jump it.. ok. Drove it next day fine. Parked it last night and tried to start it this morning and nothing happened. Just like a dead battery. Went up to Autozone and get a Duralast Gold .. the correct size and installed it just now. Still nothing. Postive and negative are hooked up right. Car has 0 juice.. even the power locks wont work. What could be the problem? Fuse? Relay? Computer? I am not sure where to start.

I'd think the locks would still work even if the computer was bad.

Did you follow the positive and negative to make sure they're connected where they're supposed to be?

smd4life
11-26-2006, 01:58 PM
sounds like a major problem...most likey not jsut a loose connection

DZNUTTS
11-26-2006, 04:00 PM
Did you check the fuses under the hood?

bumpinne0n
11-26-2006, 05:30 PM
Ok this is basically what happened. Found out the battery that was in the car was half the size it was supposed to be. Basically, a battery for a Saturn or something. So a few days ago the battery died and I had to jump it.. ok. Drove it next day fine. Parked it last night and tried to start it this morning and nothing happened. Just like a dead battery. Went up to Autozone and get a Duralast Gold .. the correct size and installed it just now. Still nothing. Postive and negative are hooked up right. Car has 0 juice.. even the power locks wont work. What could be the problem? Fuse? Relay? Computer? I am not sure where to start.

If you'll post up the year and what it is, I'll see if I can look it up on Mitchell on Demand tomorrow to see what it says about it.

DaveDSMer
11-27-2006, 12:54 AM
I was at work and posted before I left. Anyways, I dont really WANT to tell you what it was as.. its totally stupid. Ok um.. you know that little black plastic cap over the negative terminal on new batteries.. well yeah.. i forgot to take it off... I looked at it when i got back .. and was like... omg!.. glad i didnt have anyone come look at it because i derserve a kick to the head for that.

Lunchbocks
11-27-2006, 12:28 PM
Haha, doesn't sound like a mistake a DSMer would make

jmanpc
11-27-2006, 12:32 PM
:handclap:

you get my idiot of the day award ;):D

brendan_121212
11-27-2006, 12:45 PM
I was at work and posted before I left. Anyways, I dont really WANT to tell you what it was as.. its totally stupid. Ok um.. you know that little black plastic cap over the negative terminal on new batteries.. well yeah.. i forgot to take it off... I looked at it when i got back .. and was like... omg!.. glad i didnt have anyone come look at it because i derserve a kick to the head for that.
LOL, been there done that.

Twistid
11-27-2006, 12:49 PM
LOL glad u got it fixed :)

DZNUTTS
11-28-2006, 05:24 PM
oh chitt........lol.