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Old 07-23-2011, 11:50 PM
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My 2006 Toyota Scion xA won't start at all. I tired jumping it and it didn't work. So we charged the battery and then tired it again and it still won't start.
The head lights come on and that's all. So I don't know why it won't start. Dose anyone have an idea of what might be wrong with it and why it won't start

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Bad starter? Does it try and turn over at all?
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no it won't even turn over at all. The head lights are the only power the car has.
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Bad starter? Does it try and turn over at all?
nope it won't turn over at all either
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not the steering wheel lock right?
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not the steering wheel lock right?
nope my steering wheel isn't locked right.
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So you don't have any dash lights? Prolly bad starter
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I would start with fuses, make sure none are blown. If they aren't then it's probably the starter.
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ok I will do that
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Get a test light and see if the starter solenoid is receiving a signal at all.
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If nothing else turns(radio/accys) on it is probably a fuse, bad wiring, or the ignition switch.
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ok so what if I fixed the fuse and the car starts but out let me shift to it out of park. Also my ac,radio and dashbroad lights won't come on and the fueses aren't blown
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the common factor here seems to be the ignition switch and related wiring. once again check fuses and relays.
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If nothing else turns(radio/accys) on it is probably a fuse, bad wiring, or the ignition switch.
ok so what I fixed the fuse and the car now starts but won't let me shift out of park. Also the radio,ac and dash broad head lights don't turn on and the fueses are all good
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Have someone stand behind the car while you press the brake. If the lights don't work then the stop fuse is blown which is why it won't let you shift out of park.
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I know this might sound stupid but is it AT / or manual..
I had a similar problem and it was my clutch pedal switch... my friend had something similar and it was the gear selector since she has auto trans...
check the gear, make sure the pedal is all the way.. simple things to bypass..
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ok so what if I fixed the fuse and the car starts but out let me shift to it out of park. Also my ac,radio and dashbroad lights won't come on and the fueses aren't blown
That confused me.

Sounds like a relay, probably the accessory relay. Or some bad wires going to the ignition switch. Or the ignition switch.
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Originally Posted by randolph09 View Post
my 2006 toyota scion xa won't start at all. I tired jumping it and it didn't work. So we charged the battery and then tired it again and it still won't start. The head lights come on and that's all. So I don't know why it won't start. Dose anyone have an idea of what might be wrong with it and why it won't start

Look into changing your fusible link , $35 part from dealer.
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I just fixed my 2012 xB that wouldn't start about 10% of the time. I would hookup my jump box and without adding power from the jump box and the car would start. I ran another ground from the neg battery terminal to the starter mounting bolt and it starts really quick every time.
I would check out your grounds and if you run a new ground wire like I did ! Don't share your new ground wire with any existing grounds, that's why I went to the starter. Good [email protected]

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