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I posted this over on CGP as well...

Ok.. I know it probably wasn't the brightest move, I took the car to the car wash to power wash the engine. I left it running and everything was fine. I did some running around later that day and everything was still fine. I parked the car overnight and went to hop in to head to work the next morning, hit the key and nothing. It simply "clicked".. didn't turn over just clicked. So i tried jumping it, nothing. I put the battery charger on it and went to work. Got home and it was fully charged, did the same exact thing, it clicked. I am noticing the engine light is on, on the dash. Is there a way to tell w/ out a scanner what the code is? Car is a pretty highly modded 04' GTP not that makes that big of difference, I don't think? Any ideas?
 

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Engine light will always be on when the car is not running...


but yes, you can still check it with the key turned to the on posistion
 

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I would check relays and all wires running to the starter, especially the battery terminals. Sounds like you just have a shitty connection that jolted loose or something when you power washed the engine compartment. The engine light will be on if the key is on, and the engine isn't running, which is normal since every single sensor is screaming at the computer cause nothing is "working" :rofl:
 

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I would check relays and all wires running to the starter, especially the battery terminals. Sounds like you just have a shitty connection that jolted loose or something when you power washed the engine compartment. The engine light will be on if the key is on, and the engine isn't running, which is normal since every single sensor is screaming at the computer cause nothing is "working" :rofl:
LOL! Got ya! It is the ONLY light that stays on after the rest go off, which is what made me curious about it. When I scroll through the volts reading on the DIC, its reading 12.10 ish..Is that too low? My charger is saying the battery is fully charged.


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You need some sort of scanner. My car has almost all the lights on when in the ON position while not started. :dunno:
 

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I didn't even think to try the battery cable. All of the interior lights, as well as the fog lights were on, and fully powered when the key was on. I will check it in the morning.
 

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Always go for the simple solution first, sounds like a low amps problem...betcha that's all it is.
 

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why are you selling your car?
 

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bahhahahha sweet new avatar i gained.
 

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Check the positive terminal on the battery. Those always corrode and go to shit on these GM side terminal batteries. Even with a charger it won't solve the problem. Just an easy first check.
 

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think water could have gotten in the engine somehow and seized it?

sorry to be debbie downer...
This isnt the Mustang section, and the car didnt go through 2 inches of water. :hsugh:
 

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Thanks Ron! You are the man! Went outside this morning and sure enough, the negative terminal was loose as a goose :) Tightened her down and VRRRRooom...

thanks for the help ya'll ...
 

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I would check relays and all wires running to the starter, especially the battery terminals.
Thanks RON?! My post was far before his... jerk :squint:
 

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