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Replaced battery recently. when i turn the ignition the

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Replaced battery recently. when...

Replaced battery recently. when i turn the ignition the headlights don't dim and there is no clicking at all.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? Have you checked the bulbs?

What bulbs?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Chevy?

2005 chevy trailblazer EXT 6 cylinder

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your TrailBlazer Ext yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes i'm trying to fix it myself. all I've tried is what i told you already. is there a stater relay?

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There is a starter relay. Do you have a volt meter or test light?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
i have a multimeter
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I dont want to talk on the phone
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
moose,
are you there?
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 4 months ago

The starter relay is in the fuse box under the hood. Remove the relay and test all the pins, one should be powered. Hold the key in the start position, 2 pins should now have power. Check that.

Crank fuse 17 under the hood is it good and does it have power when trying to start?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
i removed the relay i have two pins with power without holding the key in start
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 4 months ago

How about fuse 17?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
fuse #17 is good
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 4 months ago

Does it have power when trying to start?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
doers what have power when i try to start it?
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 4 months ago

At the starter relay if you jump across pins 30 and 87 with the key on, will it crank and start?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I just tried to start the car with the relay installed, i heard some clicking noises but not from the relay. From the starter possibly?
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 4 months ago

If you are hearing clicking from the starter but it is not cranking this means the wires at the starter are making poor connection not getting 12.6 volts or the starter motor is faulty. You may of had a poorly seated relay as well which is why your now getting clicking at the starter.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
When i pulled the relay i didn't pay attention to how it came out, i assumed i would only go in one way. i dont know what pins are 30 & 87. is there a certain way the starter relay goes in?
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 4 months ago

It will only fit in one way, there should be a pin diagram on the relay.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
There is a diagram it fits both ways.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
what pin numbers should have power?
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 4 months ago

30 should have power all the time.

86 power when trying to start

85 ground when trying to start

87 is the signal wire to the starter if the relay is working.

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Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 4 months ago

Hello, Chris here again,

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