Car doesn't start. Turning key in ignition doesn't do anything.

Asked by Jun 17, 2016 at 01:14 AM about the 2004 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr i Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Alright, so I went out to my car and when I opened the door, all the lights
were working. I even checked the headlights, and they worked as well. As
soon as I turn car in ignition, everything goes black and nothing works
anymore. A red light on the dashboard is the only visible light (Besides door
open if door is open) and the light has a key symbol in it. Anyway, I
checked my spare key and the same thing happened. I have no idea
what's causing this, and I can't take the car anywhere to get it checked out.

3 Answers

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Have the battery tested it may be bad. Also check the battery cable connections. They need to be absolutely clean and tight.

I took out the battery and hooked it up to my grandfather's battery charger and let it sit for a few hours until it was fully charged. I put the battery back, making sure the cables were tight and correctly in place. I tried to start it and again, nothing happened.

I am having the same problem after replacing a battery in 2015 MX- 5. I was told that replacing the battery resets the key recognition chip in the computer on board the car. Dealer fix? I don't know at this point as I am still in the process of solving problem. Luckily I did pay for the extended warranty which should cover cost.

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