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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-03-2010 Thread Starter
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1996 Alarm/electrical problem.

Hopefully someone can help me.

I have a '96 GT Conv that will not start. 130k and driven every day this summer. This is an all of a sudden thing.

When I try to start it, the engine will not turn over, and it seems that the whole electrical system shuts down. No dash lights, horn, headlights, nothing.

If I disconnect the battery, then reconnect it, the lights come back on and everything seems normal. When I turn the key, nothing. The car is completely dead.

The battery is brand new, installed 2 weeks ago, and reads 12V on a meter.

Why is this happening?



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I left the battery disconnected overnight, reconnected it this morning, and tried to start it.

It fired right up. I turned it off, hit the lock button on the remote to set the alarm, then the unlock button to deactivate it, and again, it fired right up.



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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012
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1996 GT Conv Mustang alarm/electrical problems

Happy New Year! I was reading your post and I have the same issue with my Stang. I took it to the dealership and they could not offer me any solution to this problem. I was wondering if you were able to find a fix?

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