Lexus new battery no power?

Tiny
ARMANDO123456
  • 2001 LEXUS IS 300
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My battery was low, when I turned the key car still had power just not enough to start, it was a old battery so I bought a new one just after a few minutes of checking the old battery, now I connected the new battery and its charged but when I turn the key I have no power no lights nothing. Whats wrong? It at least turned the dash lights with old battery

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Sunday, October 14th, 2012 AT 8:50 PM

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Tiny
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Check your cable connections for clean solid connections

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Sunday, October 14th, 2012 AT 8:52 PM
Tiny
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I check them, there ok they have electrical current, cleaned the conectors, car had power and worked all day before old battery went low, all I did was disconnect old one connect new one. I check fuses there ok, still no power, what else can it be?

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 1:40 AM
Tiny
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Did you cross the cables installing the battery?

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 1:42 AM
Tiny
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No, battery has power, positve to positve negative to negative, I just dont have power nothing comes on, no noise nothing.

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 1:45 AM
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I THINK HE WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY CROSSED THEM (EVEN FOR A SPLIT SECOND)

IF YOU ATTEMPTED A "JUMP START"--DID SOMETHING POSSIBLY GET CROSSED UP---OR ARCED?

WITHOUT SUPER ACCURATE INFO ASEMaster6371 MIGHT GUESS FOR THE NEXT 3 DAYS

RIGHT NOW LOOKS LIKE HE MAY HAVE SOMETHING TO GO ON. DEPENDING ON YOUR ANSWER

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 2:44 AM
Tiny
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Oh ok, no, I did not, I made sure I connected it right, I have not tried to jump start it since the battery is new, I know its hard to understand but I am giving you all the info, my car is just sittin now havnt tried nothn else, all I know, my old battery gave me power at least to my accesories, ect, disconected the old one put a new one in and bam no power, thats where im at. Im stumped. Thanks for all the info guys

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Thursday, October 18th, 2012 AT 1:15 AM
Tiny
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TIME TO GET SERIOUS!

LOOK AT "ALL" OF YOUR FUSES

MR. STARTER COULD BE BAD

TURN YOUR HIGH BEAMS ON---ATTEMPT A START----DO THE LIGHTS DIM TO NOTHING?

BEST PART HERE---READ MY ANSWER IN THIS LINK

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1996-chevrolet-tahoe-wont-start-sounds-dead-battery-jumpbox-get-same-reults

KEEP US POSTED

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Friday, October 19th, 2012 AT 4:49 AM
Tiny
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I will try to check all fuses and go threw all connections tomorrow as im off, didnt try the high beam thing because I have zero electrical power lights wont dim because they wont even turn on. Basically is acting like I have no battery connected at all. Thanks for the advise

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Friday, October 19th, 2012 AT 5:30 AM
Tiny
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I have the same problem. My GS 430. I replaced the battery 2 weeks ago every thing running fine. The it die at a stop light started up fine. Then next day car totally dead no lights at all I can not open the front hood.

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Saturday, December 24th, 2016 AT 10:33 AM
Tiny
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It sounds like there is a battery cable issue, I would start will the positive cable and look for bulging which would indicate there is a short in the cable.

Please let us know what you find so it will help others.

Best, Ken

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Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 AT 12:54 PM
Tiny
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You nailed it. Moved my positive cable and every thing worked. The cable felt tight but was not. Cleaned the cables and terminals spared cable open hammer the down easy. Car started have had no problems. Thanks for the tip. No mechanics chargers.

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Thursday, December 29th, 2016 AT 9:14 AM
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.

Best, Ken

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Thursday, December 29th, 2016 AT 12:31 PM

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