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1997 saturn: station wagon..I jumped the battery, left it..10 minutes

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I have a 1997 saturn station wagon. The battery was dead. I jumped the battery, left it on for 10 minutes, turned it off, turned the key and not a sound. I replaced the battery with a new one but when i turn the key nothing. Lights come on, not the radio....can you give me an idea what may be the problem.
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You most likely blew a fuse. I would start by checking the fuses in the underhood fuse panel, particularly the Maxifuses.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I made an error the saturn is a 1998...Any difference in the fuse box?
Looks like the panel is the same. Here is the diagram for the 1998 model.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
What is a maxifuse?
These are the larger fuses shown on the right side of the diagram.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
How can you tell if a fuse is bad? Does it look different?
Yes, if you look inside the fuse you will see a filament. If the fuse is burned out, the filament will have a break in it.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
The fuses are all good. There is a faint click in the radio area when I turn the key. Is there a relay in that area?
There are relays in the dash. If you have a test light or voltmeter, check for power at each of the fuses in the fuse panels with the key on. Let me know what you find there.