shawnf ... 6/12/2013
2001 Honda Civic EX 4 Cyl 1.7L
Car is dead no power at all and no clicks when I turn the key..
My car stalled while I was sitting still and just before the radio shut off. Then I tried to start it and there was no power at all and the only thing that is on is the oil light. I had a mechanic use a OBD Code Reader and the car gained power and could start the moment he plugged it in. We checked the fuses, battery, alternator, starter, and they appeared to be just fine. Can someone please tell me what the problem is with my car?
I want you to confirm a few things for me to continue. First don't just say that you checked the battery alternator and starter, tell me how you checked. Example, if you said I hooked up jumper cables to the battery and there was no change, I still have no power; then I understand the battery is good. Plugging in a code reader to the diagnostic connector will not make a dead electrical system come alive.