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    My car repair knowledge is limited...so bear with me...

    I have a 2000 Grand Am that just quit on me the other day. When I turn the key to start it, absolutely nothing happens. No sounds...nothing.

    When I open the car door, none of the interior lights come on and I can hear a rapid clicking sound coming from the glovebox area. Basically, whenever the interior lights should be on, they aren't and I hear the clicking sound.

    Dead battery, bad connection...?

    Any ideas

    TIA
    Last edited by stryker11; 06-30-2008, 10:28 PM.

  • #2
    I'm no automotive expert, but dead battery would be my first instinct.

    Take the battery out and get it tested. If the battery is no good, the very worst that can happen is you have a new battery for when you do figure out the problem.

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    • #3
      Autozone will test it and charge it for free if needed. They also do starters and altenators for free if you need it....sounds like the battery.
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      • #4
        Sounds like the battery or a broken battery cable.
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        • #5
          Check the battery cables and make sure they're tight. If they are, and the battery terminals are clean, try testing the battery.
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          • #6
            Relays clicking telltale sign of dead battery/loose or corroded cables.

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            • #7
              If none of the interior lights are coming on, it could just be a loose connection on the battery terminals, could be from corrosion or as said, a dead battery.

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              • #8
                Hey you may to check the blinker fluid, you may be out.
                No better friend, no worse enemy.

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                • #9
                  If your cables are corroded autozone or pepboys any place like that has stuff to clean the cables but like everyone else said it's probably the battery. If you get a new battery and it happens again it's probably your alternator, good luck!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by stryker11 View Post
                    My car repair knowledge is limited...so bear with me...

                    I have a 2000 Grand Am that just quit on me the other day. When I turn the key to start it, absolutely nothing happens. No sounds...nothing.

                    When I open the car door, none of the interior lights come on and I can hear a rapid clicking sound coming from the glovebox area. Basically, whenever the interior lights should be on, they aren't and I hear the clicking sound.

                    Dead battery, bad connection...?

                    Any ideas

                    TIA
                    Look for a leaky battery terminal, replace battery, clean cable with bakeing soda and water paste solution. Problem solved.
                    On a side note please, please don't trust auto zone! The parts they sell are substandard, the help they hire has little to no automotive training. ASE part certification is a joke, trust me I have that cert. There are very few things that autozone sells that I would trust on my car or truck.
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                    • #11
                      Thanks for all the help

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