I bought a 1987 Oldsmobile 98 Regancy, 3800 V-6 engine with 116,00 miles. There are no dash lights when I turn on the headlight switch. I have voltage coming out of the interior lamp control switch, I also replaced the Interior lamp module by the…
My car won’t start, battery is fine, lights on the dash light up but won’t turn over. It is a 2008 Hyundai Accent.
We have taken the time to create a step by step no start diagnostic chart for just this occasion.
9 out of 10 times this issue is caused by a weak/dead battery. The other 1 out 10 is from poor/corroded connections or failed starter circuit. If the battery is over 4 years old, put a new one in it anyway.
But my dash lights come on how can the battery be bad?
The lights on the dash, the radio and even the headlights use little battery juice when compared to the engine starter. The starter can require up to 250 amps where the radio requires as little as 5 amps. Big difference.