1 why does my car only start when the hood is open? 2 why does my head unit keep cuttin off and on?

Tiny
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 113,000 MILES
Plz help! When I try to start my cavalier nothin happens, then I pop the hood and it starts. Then when it's on the beep that tells you your door ajar stays on even when the doors are closed (checks all 4 doors) and my head unit stereo cuts on and off every 2 seconds. None of my fuses are blown. What is goin on with my car? Thanks
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Monday, August 27th, 2012 AT 12:30 PM

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Tiny
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Do you have an alarm system? If so, what kind
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Monday, August 27th, 2012 AT 12:37 PM
Tiny
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No alarm
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Monday, August 27th, 2012 AT 12:39 PM
Tiny
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I have an amp and subs tho
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Monday, August 27th, 2012 AT 12:39 PM
Tiny
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None of this makes sense with the hood open unless there is a bad connection at the battery.
There should be no connection to the stereo system.

Did this start when the stereo was installed?

Roy
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Monday, August 27th, 2012 AT 1:16 PM
Tiny
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No the stereo was installed in o9. And I bought an "optima" battery last year.
It has side and top terminals and I do notice a little bit of white on the negative (black) one
The car jus started actin wierd last week.
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Monday, August 27th, 2012 AT 3:19 PM

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