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Old 04-20-2014, 02:24 PM   #1
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Van will not start!

I was excited to get my HAM radio installed this morning. I started by removing the wires for the second radio and power wires of the rear antenna that I will not use. I only removed wires that were part of the added HAM system. I did have the door open the whole time, but did not think it would be a problem.

After install, I was going to pull the van out to try out my radio, but it would not start. I thought it was the starting batteries, but put a charge on them and they look good. It does not make a sound when I turn the key.

Any suggestions before I call Good Sam Assistance tomorrow (not going to call on Easter)?

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Old 04-20-2014, 02:53 PM   #2
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Re: Van will not start!

Headlights come on?
Alarm?
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:15 PM   #3
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Re: Van will not start!

daveb,

Yes headlights strong, alarm works, HAM Radio turns on. The batteries seem fine.

It did act weird on time when I removed the key, it still beeped like the key was in the ignition.

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Old 04-21-2014, 10:44 AM   #4
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Well good thing I have Good Sam Roadside assistance. The Yeti is getting towed to my mechanic. I will post what the problem was. I am guessing I pulled something loose when I was removing all the old wires for the PO HAM set up. I ended up mounting it where he had it and could have been done in 2 minutes, but I had to clean up the wires to satisfy my CDO (Like OCD with the letters in alphabetical order like they should be). Lesson learned.

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It was in Park, right?
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Yes. I talked with a friend and he mentioned the same thing. I could not find anything unplug or out of place. We will see. I will have to pay a little for towing as my guy is a few miles out of their free range. My guy will figure it out and he is very fair.

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Re: Van will not start!

I've had just a few panic moments ('02 F250, '06 E350, '01 Excursion) where I forgot to plug in my Ravelco key and tried to start the vehicle.


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Old 04-21-2014, 12:37 PM   #8
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Well you will not believe this. As the tow truck is driving off, I got a email from the PO asking if I had hit the Kill Switch. I called the tow guy before he left my neighborhood and with the help of the PO found the kill switch and she started right up. No tow needed and I did not mess anything up. This is a good day. Now I know.

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The kill switch by the passenger door down by the foot area? Or do you have another kill switch somewhere?
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Not in the foot well. That would be to dangerous. I am glad it is over. It wore me out this weekend.

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