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Old 12-14-2009, 07:53 AM   #1
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Weird starting issue

Hi all.

Since I got my 02 Box in September, have had to jump it off about a half dozen times after leaving the radio or lights on for a few minutes with the motor off. Thinking it was a weak battery, I took it over yesterday to get it replaced.
However, when tested, the battery is a good strong state with an 87% 'good' reading.

The issue is that when I am (for instance) installing my stereo or rear tail lights and leave the car in 'acc' mode, when I go to start it up it won't catch.

I guess I will need to take it somewhere to have it put on the computer, but does anyone have any quick guesses as to what might be happening?
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:29 PM   #2
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Might want to try replacing the ignition switch, it can cause electrical gremlins, and it's a $20 part online.

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Old 12-19-2009, 01:07 PM   #3
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Check the connection back on the top of the engine. They can loosen up and then cause the car not to start.
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