Hi, this is for KHLow2008, Razmataz and a notice for MEDIC, (a good surprise!)
KHLow2008, In my first or second email on page 1, I uploaded a picture of the main relay. I'll upload it again for your convenience.
Here is an update. We got fuses for the battery (60 A), the ECU (15A) and the Ignition(50A). The amp for the ignition was a fusible link type and they were in a package of 45, 55, 65A.
Btw, this is for MEDIC: I stand corrected. This morning, just as we were returning to the parts store for something we forgot a 1990 Honda civic dx almost exactly like mine, pulled up! The guy was great and we looked in his fuse box (I had no camera). Anyway, I STILL won't wait outside a Walmart stalking a Honda, but I WILL give a few points for the serendipitous possibilities of life and keep a more open mind. = )
We found out the silver fusible links we bought were not what was in this guys car that pulled up. His had the type that looked like there was a little container resting on a copper link.
So we had proper fuses for 2 of the 3 we wanted to put fuses in for and the 50A ignition we were told to put in the 45A because it was safer and was only temporary to test the car. We put the fuses in and we got dash lights and the beeping sound. Two lights were not coming on, possibly the headlights which we didn't put in and maybe one other. But silence on the car turning over.
Josh said the battery was low and he also said he thought we could play with the locked up alternator. Before the theft, the car cranked but wouldn't start. Someone noticed the alternator would not turn, only it's belt. So he wants to play with that tonight, and he wants to recharge the battery. It's real low he says.
Still, I don't believe it wouldn't even try to turn over even weakly. No sound. Can a battery be that dead when it wasn't before the theft? (The theft was about a week ago).
Could the missing relay be a starter relay? Any thoughts on this? Josh had to leave. He won't be back til tonight. Banging on the alternator may work, so may charging the battery, but I just have a feeling we're missing one more piece to this puzzle.
Will check in for responses.
Sunday, October 28th, 2012 AT 4:53 PM