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Old 03 Jul 2015, 04:06 pm
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Default No electrical power

I have an 06 touring, non turbo auto with 110k miles on it.

Was driving the car around for about a half hour. Had no issues driving around. Got home and was just sitting there when the car just shut off on me. Had the radio on and that died. Tried to start it up and nothing. Dash lights don't come on, fan, radio, wipers, and the brake lights don't come on when I press the pedal.

Only issue I noticed on the car is the radio didn't seem to come on all the time when I started the car. 90% of the time it would but simple shutting off the car and turning it back on would normally "fix" that issue when it didn't.

The battery is maybe 3 months old and is charged. About a month ago needed a new starter and I got new battery cables replaced then also. They did load tests and everything checked out fine. I checked all the fuses today and they checked out.

Read somewhere that disconnecting the battery for a few may solve this for a short time. So enough to get my windows up. Also to wiggle the cables to the tipm to check that is connected properly. Will do this as soon as I post this.

So looking for what my next steps will be.
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Old 03 Jul 2015, 04:22 pm
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Default Re: No electrical power

I would suggest you check your ignition switch actuator pin in the ignition switch assembly.

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Old 03 Jul 2015, 05:03 pm
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Ok so I went back to wiggle some cables and maybe disconnect the battery for a possible quick fix. What I found was that the positive cable from under the fuse box isn't connected to the battery.

The positive cable seems to just goes from the battery to the starter. Will follow it better when I go back out there. Am little dumbfounded by this. How is the able to run all this time like that? Any possible damage because of this? So would it be OK to just connect this to battery?

I uploaded a file of the picture and also uploaded it to my profile just in case it doesn't work.

Will look into that pin and see what if anything happens with that. All this under the Arizona sun. Gotta love it.
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Old 03 Jul 2015, 05:38 pm
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I'm new to working on my own car so I don't feel that stupid. I guess that cable must of came off of the positive cable clap. It wasn't loose or anything so not sure how it hung on this entire time.

But it didn't feel right it just hanging there and since it matched up, I just clamped it on again and bingo all was well in the world. I'm just glad I was finally able to figure something out.

This particular issue resolved.

But any advice on that radio not always working on start up would be nice also.

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Old 04 Jul 2015, 09:50 am
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Default Re: No electrical power

One plus lead goes to the starter the other goes to the bottom of the TIPM (fuse block).
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Old 04 Jul 2015, 11:19 am
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I have an 06 touring, non turbo auto with 110k miles on it.

Was driving the car around for about a half hour. Had no issues driving around. Got home and was just sitting there when the car just shut off on me. Had the radio on and that died. Tried to start it up and nothing. Dash lights don't come on, fan, radio, wipers, and the brake lights don't come on when I press the pedal.

Only issue I noticed on the car is the radio didn't seem to come on all the time when I started the car. 90% of the time it would but simple shutting off the car and turning it back on would normally "fix" that issue when it didn't.

The battery is maybe 3 months old and is charged. About a month ago needed a new starter and I got new battery cables replaced then also. They did load tests and everything checked out fine. I checked all the fuses today and they checked out.

Read somewhere that disconnecting the battery for a few may solve this for a short time. So enough to get my windows up. Also to wiggle the cables to the tipm to check that is connected properly. Will do this as soon as I post this.

So looking for what my next steps will be.
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