Replaced entire positive battery cable on 2001 Buick Century. I connect both cables there is clicking in main fuse block under hood and dinging. Won't start. Lights work. What's up?

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Asked by Feb 11, 2017 at 05:24 PM about the 2001 Buick Century Custom Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car won't turn over.  All lights work.  Dinging and clicking finally stop.  Some
dashboard icon lights will stay on, e.g. service engine soon, security, air bag
and a couple others.  In main fuse block under hood the crank and ign fuses
click.

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78,965

Check and clean your ground wires, not enough power running threw yet. Also check the battery, make sure it is fully charged.

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Thank you. Will do!

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75,355

If the security light is staying on beyond a few seconds it's probably a security system failure. Best to have it towed to your local GM Dealer for repair. HTH. -Jim

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All fixed! Checking and cleaning the terminal ends made be re- think how I connected the cable. Buick ran both neg/pos cables through the same flex tubing from one side of the car to the other side connecting to starter and ground post. I mistakenly ran the pos cable to the ground post because I didn't have good visibility. Once corrected all worked fine. What a dunce.

78,965

Great! Always a sigh of re-leaf when something works out.

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