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2004 Chevrolet Impala Question: car will start w out radio installed??????

 

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babz9067, 3.8L V6, Tacoma, WA, November 21, 2013, 17:12
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have been having problem after problem w car and today key again locked up so i looked at all wires and found almost all of them burnt under hood i c put connecters on and installed radio and radio wnt turn on and key wnt turn so i disconnected radio and gave it a try the key turned car started all my guages started working again, i thought u needed the radio was the cars mind?

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    cardocIII from Gillespie's Auto Service, November 22, 2013, 05:24
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    I'm sorry but its really difficult to follow your question(s). The key being difficult to turn could easily a bent key and/or a worn lock cylinder. Could you repost and explain the other issues better?

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    babz9067, November 22, 2013, 10:02
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    list of problems withn 7 months 1. water pump exploded while driving 2. heater core went out 3. temp senser in radiator 4. all gauges except fuel stopped working 5. key wouldnt come out 6. key stopped turning cylinder locked up. fixed all problems except gauges and got new lock cylinder (which was a bitch drilln a hole in housing) then yesturday shifter nob stopped going in all the way then 4 hrs later key locked up again. took car apart looked at all wires found atleast 6 wires rubbing against belt and were shredded put connectors on and still radio wouldnt power on but had power running through it key still locked. unhooked radio tried to start car.it starts, w radio not installed gauges work nob goes in but key still wnt release on its own, i'm frustrated

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    globalhelper November 22, 2013, 06:26
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    agree with #1

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    babz9067, November 22, 2013, 10:08
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    i heard that this car needs the brain to function so why is it all good, do u think someone crossed wires? do i need to go through all wires in car? i cant read any codes because car has no radio (brain)

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    pushrod November 22, 2013, 07:46
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    Probably need to let a mechanic take a look at this so you can show him/her what the problems are first hand. Especially the burnt wire thing.

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