Lights come on dash but car won't crank


Asked by Feb 14, 2016 at 02:07 PM about the 1999 Pontiac Firebird Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 99 firebird the lights on the dash will come
on battery reads 12- 13 amps and when I turn the
key nothing happens it wont even crank I checked
all the connections and nothing seems to be bad
and I just had it running last night

4 Answers


Check the connections at the starter. You may want to remove the starter and have it tested.

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Run the shifter through all the selections (P, R, N, etc.). Then try to start it. Also try starting in neutral. If this makes it start, the neutral safety switch is bad. HTH. -Jim


Its a manual and I'm thinking it is the clutch safety switch

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Ok then, unplug the clutch safety switch and jump the two terminals. With the transmission in neutral and the parking brake set try to crank it. If it then starts it's the clutch safety switch. HTH. -Jim

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