2001 Pontiac Sunfire Car loses power, will not start

Tiny
ERHAMLIN
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  • 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
Electrical problem
2001 Pontiac Sunfire 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 72k miles

For the last few weeks, the car has been losing power while I'm driving. All the dash lights will darken, then turn back on immediately. Most recently, the car occasionally will not start. Depending on how the fuse panel is shifted, the engine will turn over but never catch, OR will catch but immediately die. "Aggressively" seating the fuses worked last week - the car started immediately. Now nothing I do seems to work.

When the ignition is on, I can hear the hum of the electrical system, etc but the dash lights, radio etc do not work.

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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 AT 9:11 AM

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Tiny
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Hi, thanks for the donation. You may have more than one issue? I'd have to make sure the battery has a full charge and the connections are good. As far as the dash lites, I'd have to check the feed to and from the ignition switch. If battery voltage is lost, it could effect your theft/security system? When trying to start, is the security lite on or flashing?
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 AT 9:45 AM

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