If you check the voltage at your cigarette lighter, what do you get? If
you have nothing, then odds are good you have a bad cable.
"Michael Forbes" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
|I hate to start up this nasty thread again after reading every post in it
| but, does anyone have any suggestions on where to look if you've replaced
| the battery and now get nothing, not even interior lights?
| I have a '94 Explorer and have had to have it jumped three times in the
| month. After the first time, I took it and had the battery checked and
| told that the battery was fine and that the charging system was fine. I
| no problems for the next several weeks. The second time was this morning
| and the third this afternoon. Assuming that it may just be time to change
| the 4+ year old battery, I bought a new one. After hooking it up though,
| the interior lights were working for a while, now they don't come on at
| A voltmeter reads 12.5 DC volts across the battery terminals so I assume
| battery is OK. It reads -12.5 across the power relay. I don't know where
| to go from here. If I don't hear anything, I'll be calling AAA again in
| Hopefully, Tyler won't be still reading this newsgroup. ;-)
| Michael Forbes
| "Tyler" <DELETEcmaitson@telus.net> wrote in message
| > Hey there. I have a 92 Ford Explorer that I am having a problem with
| > starting all of a sudden. I bought it last week, and there were no
| > problems the first few days. I bought one of those battery solar panels
| > to keep the battery charged, and plugged it in via the cigarette
| > The instructions say that it won't drain the battery, but I don't think
| > believe them anymore - as of yesterday the battery is simply fried, it
| > seems. The battery is almost seven years old (warranty ran out after
| > 6yrs).
| > When I tried to start the car, all I got was a couple of clicks, and
| > internal light is very dim. The door chime also sort of starting
| > down and slurring. I boosted it from another car, and it started up. I
| > drove it around for about an hour after that, and it seemed fine.
| > it & started it several times. But after coming back to it a few hours
| > after parking, it was dead, it would only click. Several attempts to get
| > it to start resulted in not even a clicking. So I boosted again! This
| > time the battery had drained so far the clock on the stereo had reset!
| > I assume all this means I need a new battery, but I wanted to check
| > others and make sure it might not be some other problem.
| > Thanks for your feedback!
| > Tyler (cmaitson AT telus DOT net)