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Q: I have a 1969 it has no electric power no lights no nothing. on 1990 Buick Riviera

when you turn the key nothing no red ignition light no headlights no power anywhere and yet when i use a remote starter switch i can get the motor to crank. has new battery and cables.
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The remote starter works by hooking up to the starter solenoid directly so you must have a bad ignition switch, Check that for power coming through it with a 12volt meter
Hi, I have a Riv 1989....this "same" situation happened to me last week! My battery
tested with 13 volts AND dropped to 10 volts....using a battery "load tester". What
it meant was that "something" was pulling the voltage down too far to even light
the lights! So I jacked up the front, took off the plastic cover (keeps dirt out from
the bottom of engine)....tapped lightly - LIGHTLY on the STARTER using hammer,
then put in a healthy battery...started just like usual! -
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