Engine won't start and having electrical problems

Tiny
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 86,000 MILES
My 2004 Chrysler Sebring Convertible will not start, also my radio, turn signals, windshield wipers are also not working Please HELP? I was driving my car yesterday afternoon with no problems. I parked it and went back to work later that night when I went to leave work my car would not stat. There is no clicking noise, no noise what so ever from under the hood. The headlights, break lights, reverse lights, the lights on the inside, and the blower all work. The radio, turn signals, windshield wipers are also not working. All that stopped working the same time the car stopped working. If this has happened to anyone else, someone you know, or someone has fixed this before please let me know what is wrong so I can fix this problem ASAP and get my only car back on the road. Thank you in advance for all your help in this matter.
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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 8:35 PM

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Tiny
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Which is it? The radio and wipers are working or they're not working?
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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 8:42 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for answering so fast I really appreciate it and sorry for the confusion. The headlights, break lights, reverse lights, the lights on the inside, and the blower all work. The radio, turn signals, and windshield wipers are not working at all and of course the car will not start. Again thank so for your help in this matter.
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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 9:13 PM
Tiny
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No thay are not working at all!
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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 11:55 PM
Tiny
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One thing all of the dead items have in common is the ignition switch. Chrysler used to have quite a bit of trouble with them in the '90s, but I think they changed the design since then. A common clue was those systems would work intermittently. That was proof it wasn't a blown fuse. If those things are constantly dead on your car, it could be a fuse issue. I'm winding up a different computer that will get me into the Chrysler web site so I can look at the wiring diagram.
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 AT 1:08 AM
Tiny
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There's two totally different Sebring models. Do you know if you have the domestic or import model? What size is your engine? I hope it's not a 2.4L because both models have a 2.4L available.
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 AT 1:12 AM
Tiny
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It should be a domestic it is a 2.7L
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 AT 2:05 AM
Tiny
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The only thing I can find common to all of these things is the Body Computer. There is no single fuse that would affect everything, but since we can't see what's inside the computer, it is possible for part of it to not turn due to one blown fuse or one dead power wire such as from the ignition switch.

I would start by checking each fuse inside the car and under the hood with a test light. There will be two tiny holes on top of each one. Those are the test points. You're looking for any fuse that has voltage on one side but not the other when the ignition switch is turned on.

Some fuses will have no voltage on either side if that circuit isn't turned on, but make a note of which ones those are. There should be a description of each fuse on the fuse box covers. If we get lucky and you find no voltage to multiple fuses for the dead circuits, we'll have a good starting point for tracking down a break in the wiring. If all of the fuses have voltage when they should, that would suggest the Body Computer is defective, but we have to rule out the less costly stuff first.
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 AT 9:17 AM
Tiny
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Do you ever found the problem in your car? My friend car is an exact model and it has the exact problem. I would appreciate your replay.
Thank you
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