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Old 17 Dec 2010, 11:22 am
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Default 90 civic hazards work but no electric- need help car wont start! electircal

Hello, I have a 1990 honda civic DX 150k miles automatic.


I turn the key and nothing happens, no power to dash lights at all. I am sure the battery is powered because the hazards work. The hazards are the only thing that works, lights don't even work.

Now this is the start of the problems, yesterday I left the day lights on for a few hours and killed the battery. So I am stuck in this spot when I go to jump the car I might have f'd up a couple things. 1. I had to hit the shift lock release to put the car in neatural without the key so I could push the car out of the spot backwards. ( VERY ODD, make a buzzing/clicking sound ) Have no idea why!!?? no key in the ignition why would it make that sound. and 2. I am an idiot and it was dark I connected the jumper cables backwards. - After charge for 15 min, hazards still work but nothing else, when I put the key in and turn NOTHING.

So this morning I jumped it again, but this time checked all the fuses in car and under hood - I noticed a 15v was popped under the hood, so I removed all my working ones inside the card ( the radio fuse ) and placed it under the hood and WALLA the car started UP?!

I drove around for 30 minutes making sure the batter was charged up.

Then when I parked I shut of and tried to start back up again... NOTHING, no electric at all coming to the dash when turning key, but hazards still work!

I do not think its the battery because 1. the hazards work fine, 2. usually when its the batter the dash lights come on and then it trys to start just doesnt have enough juice.. well im not getting anything when I turn the key.

Any suggestion? Please I am here refreshing my window so I will answer and also post the solution when found. ( google searched couldnt find anything )

(( another symptom lately I noticed thats odd is that I have to wait usually a couple minutes after I stop and put the car in PARK before the car will let me take out the key from the ignition. If i try to do it to fast the P doesnt light up in the dash and it gets stuck in the ignition, eventually when the car wants to it eventually put the car in park and highlights the red P in dash and the key comes out ))

Maybe its something to do with my ignition? How can I check to see why no power is coming when I turn my car key!


Need help from a honda ninja to give me some tips.
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