I have a 2006 Mazda 3; it's automatic. I have been away for two weeks, and now the car won't start at all. There's absolutely no electrical function at all; no lights or accessories work at all. I've tried twice to jumpstart it, but that's had no impact at all.Also, I cannot shift it out of Park. I checked a variety of fuses - both under the glove box and in the engine compartment - and couldn't find any bad ones. I'm not sure what to do next.
Country: United StatesMake: MazdaModel: 3Year: 2006
Jumpstarting car; checking fuses;
Its possible that your cables either dont work or were not making a good contact.The easiest thing to do is either charge the battery if you have a charger and if not take the battery out and take it to autozone or something and have them charge and test it.Once you put it back in (or a new one if it tests bad) report back and if that doesn't solve it we can move on.
If you want something else to try remove all of the connectors from the Passenger Junction Box and plug em back in. But I really think you just have a dead battery.
I will check the battery with a multimeter in the morning to see if it's good. I'll be surprised if it's dead, though; shouldn't the electrics have worked -- at least a little bit -- when I had the other car connected while trying to jumpstart it? I will report back in the morning, as well.
Not if the battery is completely drained.It is just better to KNOW though. If we spend 10 hours checking everything else first and THEN check the battery and find its dead we have just wasted ten hours. So I prefer to just do things in the quickest order.
It was the battery. Problem solved.
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