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Old 17 Apr 2013, 07:51 pm
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I have been browsing this forum for a little while ever since I got my pt cruiser almost two years ago. So far you guys have been right about every problem it has had. I have a 2003 touring edition with an almost brand new engine but the rest has about 140,000 miles. I recently noticed that the reverse lights were not turning on. My uncle decided to look at it and also did an oil change. Everything fine so far but the lights.

He was testing the voltage underneath near the driver side headlight and suddenly the car won't turn on. The dash and radio turn on but there is no sound beyond that. We were puzzled. He left the battery disconected over night and in the morning voila, it was working. Today he changed one of the switches in the transmission thinking it was the switch for the backup lights and again it won't start.

I know nothing about cars but he can't figure it out either. Battery is good. No other current issues. Any ideas?
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Old 17 Apr 2013, 09:37 pm
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Default Re: PT won't start among other things

If it clicks, then you would think bad connection. Try jumping it?

If it doesn't click I'd try to reset PCM by removing battery cable for 5 minutes.

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Old 18 Apr 2013, 12:55 am
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dzh; check the fuses. Check the ground wires behind the battery[?]. Jiggle the ignition switch. Jiggle the park lever. Without a test light and a wiring diagram, it is just a guess. Try the key dance?
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