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June 28, 2009, 8:58 am

Jason B

Question: starting problem

I have a friend that has a 1982 Westfalia that has been stored for 1.5 years. We rolled it out because e the battery was dead. I jumped to anther car for 10 min while I checked oil level and air filter. The battery that is in the van was brand new when parked and has no corrosion on it at all. Here is the problem. While hooked up to the other car the interior lights will work as will the radio but there is no power to the dash at all and I can't even get the starter to make a click noise. It is as if there is a switch that is preventing power to the ignition. Turning the key also has no effect on putting a drain on the battery judging by no dimming of the interior lights. Also the headlights show now juice at all either.

Thank you for any advice you can give me.

Jason in Idaho

June 29, 2009, 10:22 pm

Gregorio E

You should check to make sure that all the fuses are still functioning and that there is no corrosion on the cables. You should also check to make sure that all the relays are working properly. Also battery will loose the ability to produce proper amperage if they have been sitting for a long time without use. You should test the battery.

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