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Won't start but everything else turns on

(1991 Honda Accord)
in Kannapolis, NC on June 26, 2011
Tried to start my car but nothing happens. Everything else works...Lights, a/c, etc. Any ideas? Could it be the starter or the battery?
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on June 26, 2011
If the lights are bright and they don't dim when you hit the starter, then the battery is not likely the problem. If the lights dim a lot or go out when you hit start, then either the battery or it's connections are faulty.
Assuming you've checked the battery and it's charged, check for battery voltage on the large battery cable on the starter. Check for battery voltage on the smaller START wire on the starter when your assistant turns the key to START. If OK, and the starter doesn't operate, suspect the starter. If there isn't power on the START wire when the key is turned to START, then the control part of the circuit is faulty.
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