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2007 Dodge Nitro won't...

2007 Dodge Nitro won't start,thought it was battery,had it checked okay. Said it was my alternator,had it replaced. I notice when I even pass by the car keys in pocket and the head lights come on. Had a different mfg. install remote starter installed when purchased,could that be the problem?

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

Fuses or bulbs would keep from starting,

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

Put charger on battery and it start,something is draining the battery?

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Dodge Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 3 months ago
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Will it at least crank?

Key in the run position, what is the theft light doing?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
No, it won't crank. nothing now but when it is on and activated it flashes blue !
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
No phone call !!!
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 3 months ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer! I apologize for the extended wait time you experienced, I've only just come online now and would like to assist you with your question.

You opted out the person helping, preventing further communication.

There are many things that can cause a no start condition and it's going to require some electrical testing to determine exactly what is wrong. There may be a problem with the vehicle itself or the problem may be related to the aftermarket remote start.

It sounds as if the headlamps may be coming on and killing the battery and the engine won't start because the battery is dead. Does the battery die, and then it starts normally when the battery is charged again?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
These are the things I suggested, remote lights drain the battery. Battery is charged it starts ! What about the TIMP ?
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 3 months ago

The TIPM can cause a battery draw but it's unlikely. I would recommend disconnecting the aftermarket remote start and see if the draw goes away.

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