Background: I removed an aftermarket remote start system the day before yesterday. Started and drove fine all day. The next day, I installed an amp and sub-woofer. Would not start. To be fair though, I had not driven the car all day so it may not have started before I installed the sub-woofer.
When I turn the key all the way, there is no clicking. Just silence. All the electronics work (lights, windows, radio, and even the sub-woofer). I did notice that when the key is turned to the 2nd position, the check engine light is not flashing or illuminated. Aren't all the indicator lights supposed to light up or flash?
I decided to try scan the car with a code reader. The code reader turned on and attempted to scan, but took forever and finally gave me a "linking error." I am assuming this has something to do with the check engine light not being illuminated. What controls those two things? The ECM?
I checked all the fuses under the dash and in the hood and they all look fine. I cleaned the connections on the battery and checked the water levels and that seems fine. Even tried jumping it and that didn't work.
I thought maybe I interfered with the security system when I removed the remote start, but that doesn't explain how I was able to drive the car the entire day after removing it. The security light blinks when the key is not inserted. When the key is inserted it doesn't blink. I am pretty sure that is what it is supposed to do.
So I'm at a loss here. What do I do?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 AT 6:15 AM