2000 Honda Prelude Car will not start

Tiny
JONBALL24
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  • 2000 HONDA PRELUDE
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
I went to start my car a couple of days ago, and it would not turn over. It just made clicking noises and lights on dash were dim. I changed battery, and now nothing happens. Also the gear shifter is stuck in park, cannot change gears at all.
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Saturday, July 31st, 2010 AT 10:16 PM

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Tiny
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Hi jonball24,

Did you test the voltage of the replacement battery?
Did you check the main fuses?
Are the lights and horn working?
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Sunday, August 1st, 2010 AT 9:57 AM
Tiny
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No I did not check the voltag of the nw battery. Yes I checked the main fuses. The lights inside the car and on the dash do not work. I did not check to see if the horn is working. Just checked horn, and that is a big ol no. We don't know if it is the ignition siwtch.
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Sunday, August 1st, 2010 AT 10:34 AM
Tiny
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Seems there is no power supply from the battery.
Get the battery tested and check the battery connections as well.
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Sunday, August 1st, 2010 AT 11:16 AM
Tiny
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Can the battery not have any juice cause the gear selector to stay in park?
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Sunday, August 1st, 2010 AT 11:52 AM
Tiny
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The gear staying in park is due to the interlock system not working and usually it is due to the brake lights not working.

You would not be able to shift out of park if there are no power to activate the interlock solenoid under the gear shift.
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Sunday, August 1st, 2010 AT 12:11 PM
Tiny
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That makes sense. Thank you so much for your help. I will have the charge checked on my battery as soon as I can find a multimeter, but at least I have some foundation to put my feet on. Thank you once again. When I check the battery I will put on here what the chrage was.
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Sunday, August 1st, 2010 AT 2:42 PM
Tiny
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In the mean time, check if the battery terminals are connected securely. Unless the battery is fully drained, it would retain minimal voltage, at least to enable you to turn on the taillights or hazard lights.
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Sunday, August 1st, 2010 AT 10:55 PM
Tiny
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Okay here is an update on my car. Battery has juice. The starter has juice going to it as well as the alternator. We changed the ignition switch and still nothing. The horn and lights do not work. I even tried putting in the radio code thing. Now we are in the process of testing wires. If there is any tips you could give me I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for your help thus far.
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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 3:11 PM
Tiny
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Recheck the battery terminals. Seems one of the main powwer supply is missing. Check if the secondary cable from battery to the underhood fusebox is clean and secure. Use a test lamp to test the main fuse ini fuse box for power supply.
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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 3:53 PM
Tiny
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Been checked. We have power going in the fuse box and coming out. Is there like a main relay somewhere we can check?
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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 4:18 PM
Tiny
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I have sent you the power distribution schematics. Go through them and list out all the things that are working and not working. From there we could understand the problem better
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Thursday, August 5th, 2010 AT 8:15 AM
Tiny
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Alright I will do that today. Thanks.
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Thursday, August 5th, 2010 AT 12:46 PM

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