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Old 04-29-2012, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dash won't light up car won't start.

I put the key in the car just now and the dash won't light up. Nothing, remote for locks don't work. No juice anywhere in the car but IMA system was full a half hour ago when i parked it. Is the problem the 12 volt battery?

Took the car for a car wash today. While the engine was off i hit the left turn signal on accident and it started this high pitch sound that only went off once all doors were closed. Unlock the car, open the door and the high pitch sound goes on until i shut the door. Started the car and drove home no problem. Now this.

So two questions, Why won't the dash light up to let me start the car. Is the noise the problem and how can i fix it. Could water do this? I have no idea since this is an unusual car with a giant ima battery who knows what it could do.

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Old 04-29-2012, 08:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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please check the ground strap on the 12V battery under hood. I have had mine pop off when hitting a large bump. Check + side as well
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I noticed earlier that one wire was really rusty. So would a dead or un-grounded 12 volt battery do this?

Why doesn't the IMA battery take over and light up the dash? To much power in the IMA battery?

Thank you very much for replying.

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The 12v system is required to boot up the IMA.

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Old 04-29-2012, 10:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ALL electrical problems, first check the 12v battery and the grounds.

Yes a partial ground or an open ground will give you a lot of problems.
The IMA wasn't designed that way.
Time to set down and do a lot of reading here at ICN.
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Heres the resolution:

So when i hit that wiper and the car made a high pitch noise when the door was open and the engine off? Well that was the headlights, and that whine was telling my stupid self, "Hey! Your headlights are still on, don't leave your car you idiot!"

So it drained my battery completely dead. A jumpstart lit up the dash and let me turn the engine on. After 20 minutes idling (didn't want to drive and have it autostop) the 12 volt battery charged up fine no problem. Starting back up after was fine.

Thank you for your replies. My old car would turn everything off once the key was removed no matter what.

Also grounds were a little green but fine.

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You might have your 12V battery charged up fully as a precaution. The G1 is notorious for not doing that.

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