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I have an 07 tahoe that wont start, the interior lights dont…

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I have an 07 tahoe that wont start, the interior lights dont come on and the back windows will not roll down

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i have checked the battery and all the wiring that goes to it. i dont have any bad fuses but the tahoe wont start and a lot of electrical things dont work

Mechanic's Assistant: Lots of things can cause problems with the battery. The Chevy Mechanic will know what to do. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Great! What have you tried so far?

Swapped the battery, checked the fuses, replaced the brake switch. check the fuse box connector and checked the starter

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else the Chevy Mechanic should be aware of about your Chevy?

2007 2wd 5.3l engine

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Chevy Mechanic: BOBBYSS, Master Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello, my name is***** you for the question. Did the vehicle die while you were driving it or did it just refuse to start all of a sudden?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
i started it and it seemed fine but then i got the traction control off advisory and my fuel gage quit working. so i cut it off and now it wont even try to start
Chevy Mechanic: BOBBYSS, Master Technician replied 2 years ago

Thank you. Most of the time this is because of the battery cables. These tend to fail and cause a loss of voltage or can have poor ground connections. That is the most common. The second most common is a failing ignition switch. The ignition switch commonly fails and causes certain circuits to not function.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
i have checked the battery cables and the radio still works so its getting power from the battery. i thought about the ignition but my interior lights wont come on and the back windows will not roll down. could that be related?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
none of the controls on the steering column work either, i forgot to mention that.
Chevy Mechanic: BOBBYSS, Master Technician replied 2 years ago

Yes, the ignition switch can cause this. One other thing that will cause this is the body control module. As for the cables, it does not take much power to run the radio. I would check to make sure that you have battery voltage at the fuse box and then tighten and clean the ground connections.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
ok man i'll give that a shot. thanks.
Chevy Mechanic: BOBBYSS, Master Technician replied 2 years ago

No problem. If you need anything else please let me know.

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