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Old 08-09-2010, 07:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy NO power coming through the car

Ok, so im new to the whole miata seen, so...
I bought one.
No power is coming through the car, iv got power at the battery, iv got power through the battery cable, Iv got power in lights,
I dont have any power in my main fuse, i dont have any lights one the dash when i turn the key over, it want turn over, it want buzz click, nothing.... im so frusterated, please help, iv changed the main fuse, iv tested alot of fuses, no power is coming through, thier not bad, just no power,
PLEASE HELP.!!!!
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:35 PM   #4
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Iv already changed my main fuse to a new one, it was fryed, i changed it, now nothing
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Is the new one now blown? If so you need to find your problem before you go popping more fuses in.
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We'll assume you have a '91 Miata (though you didn't specifically say). I'll also assume that you competently changed the main fuse (this is the big one that's bolted in place).

What you say "I dont have any power in my main fuse", what does this mean exactly? You measure with a voltmeter and you have no power from either side of it to ground?
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I dont have any power on either side, im testing with a grounded test light, Yes its a 91,
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Well, there's nothing between the main fuse and the battery except for one large, black wire. It runs from the positive terminal of the battery, down along the passenger's side of the vehicle, and into the main fuse box where it terminates at that ring connector.

What's screwing with me, though, is that you say you've got "power in the lights", which I continue (without specific verification from you) to assume refers to the headlights specifically. The power for the headlights comes from the 30A "Head" fuse, and that fuse is supplied by the same wire that goes to the "Main" fuse.

(It's also distressing that something happened which was severely violent to blow the main fuse.)

Something just isn't adding up here. Are you absolutely sure that your test light is good, and that you've got a proper ground connection? To me, this really seems like more of a keyswitch problem. I'd at least pop open the steering column cover and take a look at the electrical connection to the keyswitch.
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Exactly my point, i dont see why i dont have power to the ignition system or anything else for that matter but i do have power to my headlights. I dont get it at all.
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Like I said, if your headlights are working (and assuming somebody didn't rewire the system) then your main fuse is fine and your test light isn't working for you. This makes further troubleshooting impossible until you figure out why you aren't reading any power at the main fuse.

A cheap multimeter from Walmart, Radioshack or the auto parts store might not be a bad investment at this point.
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Look, stop ******* around. Just pull out the main fuse and put a paperclip in the two terminals and drive.
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Just wire everything in the car that uses power into one big wire and bolt it directly to the battery. Bypass all fuses. Everything.
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it wants tunr over, it wants ckick. wit out I canz drif.
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That is a good idea actually because you would also save a lot of weight.
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Exactly my point, i dont see why i dont have power to the ignition system or anything else for that matter but i do have power to my headlights. I dont get it at all.
I "dont" think you do get it. IF you are going to write with the flair of a brain damaged nigerian, we will not help you for **** unless you post nudes. Frontal, with your awesome screename written on your man breasts.
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Also while you're there, ditch the 12v and run 2 AA batteries.
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Solution: Clutch start everywhere you go. Ever.
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Solution: Clutch start everywhere you go. Ever.
This is an even better solution. This way, you don't even need the weight of a battery or any wires in the car at all!
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Just remove the fuze and replaze wit a bent paper clip. No more fuze issuez.
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