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Hi, I have a 2006 kia spectra that will not start. The lights flash and the horn is making a low clicking noise.

Mechanic's Assistant: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?

I have swapped out the main relay, the starter relay and that all seems to be fine. I bought a new battery and had my old one tested. That was still good. Then I checked the main relay fuse, that's good.

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

I went and started trying to check the fusible links and the only thing that affects this is the ignition switch fusible link. If I pull it then the car stops with the ticking and the flaching lights, I out it back in and it starts doing it again. I tried putting in a different fusible link and it still does it. I can even have it in and pull the starter relay and main relay and it continues. I am working on it myself.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

It has to be somewhere from the ignition switch path down. nope I think that is all.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Kia
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Kia Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 11 months ago
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Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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Kia Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 11 months ago

Hey how are you

Try to Do master reset

Master reset Procedure

1- Disconnect Battery Cables ( Negative & Positive Cables )you can use any electrical wire as an extension if battery cables don't reach .

2- Hold cables Together for 60 secs ,then let go

3- Wait 30 minutes

4- Make sure all doors are closed

5- Reconnect battery Cables

6- Lock & unlock the vehicles using the key from driver door side (if you have a key fob with no blade key, just lock & unlock using the key fob buttons)

7- Enter the vehicle and attempt to start

Please let me know

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I will try that now.
Kia Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 11 months ago

do that and we go from there just let me know

Chad

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Kia Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 11 months ago

make sure you have a good 12 volt battery and holding

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
we had the battery tested and its good.
Kia Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 11 months ago

ok lets do reset

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
no luck. The only thing that changed is the very low honking is now a very loud honking
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
when I open the car door now it sets it off just like an alarm but, they say there is no alarm on this car.
Kia Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 11 months ago

can you send me a picture of teh dash warning lights and the igntion switch

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I will go take one.
Kia Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 11 months ago

ok

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
you want me to take the steer column pieces off and take a picture of the ignition switch behind the key spot?
the lights that are on when the car key is in the on postion is check engine, brake, battery, and oil because car will not turn over at all.
Kia Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 11 months ago

yes please do that will be great

is the battery good 12 volts checked with voltmeter

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
We took it in to the auto parts store and had it tested. I had to leave for work and will nor be able to take steering wheel apart till tonight.
Kia Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 11 months ago

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