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Won't start, all lights come on. Even after key removal, A/C

Customer Question

Won't start, all idiot lights come on. Even after key removal, A/C blower, radio, windows etc. work. Remote won't work to lock/unlock. Seems like all electrical power is running even when it should shut off (key removed).
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: The full array of lights that come on when you first start, including low oil pressure, low tie pressure, engine fault, etc. - all of them.
JA: What is the model/year of your Chrysler?
Customer: 2007 Pacifica Limited
JA: Are you fixing your Pacifica yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I can't fix anything, just trying to troubleshoot.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Now, 24 hours later, the car is totally dead, with not a single light or indication, I guess the battery now having completely drained.
Expert:  Chris (aka - Moose) replied 11 months ago.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
2007 Pacifica dead as a door nail in my driveway. As stated previously, car would not start and all electrical components remained running after ignition key was removed. Now there's no electrical power at all (presumably having drained the battery).Ed
Expert:  Chris (aka - Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Do you own a volt meter so we can diagnose this?

Have you tried a battery charge or jumpstart?

What si the voltage on the battery posts and battery cables?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No, I don't have a volt meter. However, at the beginning of this problem there was no indication of a battery problem. It did nothing when I turned the key except show all the idiot lights; there was plenty of juice, however, to run the lights, radio, windows, etc. The battery kept supplying things with power even after the ignition key was removed, including things that were to be powered only when the engine was running (outlet plug for GPS) or in the ON position.It now is dead. There is now absolutely nothing when I insert and turn the key. I can try jump starting it tomorrow and perhaps borrow a volt meter.
Expert:  Chris (aka - Moose) replied 11 months ago.

We will need a meter to diagnose these electrical issues.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Chris (aka - Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Let me know when you have the tools needed.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I got the volt meter this afternoon, have run out of daylight to jump charge battery and check voltages - will do so tomorrow and reply. It's good that I have another car.
Expert:  Chris (aka - Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Reply when ready

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
After jumper charging the battery, if I used the voltage meter correctly, the reading was 13.
Expert:  Chris (aka - Moose) replied 11 months ago.

While running what is the battery voltage?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
34;While running"? The vehicle does NOT start, so there's no running. As originally stated, all indicators light up, but no crank, no nothing. Electrical components operate even when ignition key is removed. I'd guess that the ignition switch or TIPM is defective, but I'm not even an amateur.
Expert:  Chris (aka - Moose) replied 11 months ago.

I need to opt out, I do not feel like we are going to be able to get this resolved prior to the post timing out tomorrow. Hopefully another can help.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have scheduled a tow for tomorrow to take it for diagnosis and repair.