2000 Kia Spectra My Spectra Will not start

Tiny
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  • 2000 KIA SPECTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 10,500 MILES
I have a 2000 kia spectra and when I tried to start the car nothing happened. The battery was at 12.1 v so that was not it so I just figured it was the starter. After putting on the new one, the car was still dead and if you put your head under the hood you can hear a buzzing. The red instrument panel still lights up but the dummy lights don’t dim when I try and start. Does anybody know what this is and how I could test it with a multimeter?
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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 AT 9:13 PM

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Tiny
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So engine is not cranking at all? If has new starter and good charging system but no cranking then ignition switch may have failed. Is there anti theft system in vehicle? If so is the anti theft light on?
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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 AT 11:06 PM
Tiny
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No anti theft system at all. How would I check to see if the ignition switch is bad with a multimeter? Also kragen told me there are 2 ignition switches. Is this true?
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Thursday, May 20th, 2010 AT 10:55 AM
Tiny
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Only one ignition switch on the vehicle, has a white/black and a red wire running from it. First test the fuse labeled STARTER (10 amp) in the engine compartment fuse/relay box. If OK test starter relay, along with second fuse labeled STARTER (20 amp) and fuse labeled IG2 (30 amp) both in same location as first fuse. If all is good then the ignition switch and transaxle range switch will need tested.

Put the ignition key into the ignition switch and crank the engine. If the engine does not crank, and you hear a "click" when you first turn the key to the "III" position, then your ignition switch is not the problem. If your engine does not crank, and you do not hear a "click" when you turn your key to the "III" position, then your ignition switch is broken, and you need to have it replaced.
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Thursday, May 20th, 2010 AT 3:53 PM
Tiny
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Ig2 fuse was blown. Thank you I would have never found that. Would this be the cause of the car not starting or would it be a symptom of another problem? Can a car fail to start because of a blown fuse?
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Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 AT 11:16 AM
Tiny
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The car can not start if that fuse is blown, it lets the ignition's circuit to operate, if it blows then it prevents currents from running to the proper places which in turn disables the vehicle from starting.
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Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 AT 3:32 PM

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