My car won't start. No crank, no solenoid clicks when the key is turned to the crank position. Fuel pump primes.
Battery was low but not dead so I tried to jump start it with my other car. No change. I left a battery charger on it for the rest of the day and still no change.
I have noticed that the PASS KEY FAULT light is blinking constantly. It never stops. I never noticed that before but they car has never not started on me before either.
I checked all my battery/ground connections and everything looks good. I also whacked the starter a few times for good measure but it did nothing.
My car has an alarm with auto start installed. The alarm seems to work ok. Doors lock/unlock as normal. All lights and accessories inside the car work like normal.
I checked my key resistance and came up with a #15 key which is supposed to measure ~11.3k ohms to ~12.3k ohms and my keys measure 11.76k/11.78k and the resistors used for the bypass for the remote start measure 11.72k so I think I'm good there.
The car doesn't start in park or neutral. Reverse lights work like normal.
I can hear the relays for the auto start clicking under the dash but the car does not crank at all. Laying under the car and hitting the auto start button I can't hear any sounds coming from the starter at all. Starter itself doesn't look corroded or otherwise damaged.
Doing some research and asking a few people all I'm coming up with is ignition switch/circuit or the NSS. The auto start doesn't work either. Would that not bypass the ignition switch and start the car anyway?
I have the FSM and it was also recommended to me to check goldsswagon.com for schematics but I can't read these things (I also have no idea what SEO
is or how to know whether or not my car has it):
Right now I'm lost. I can follow instructions if I know what I'm looking for but I can't read wiring diagrams. I would like to avoid having to have the car towed to a shop and incur the cost of whatever is wrong. I haven't changed or done anything to the car. I last drove it about 3 weeks ago and I had no problems whatsoever. In that time something has gone awry and I have no idea what could be causing it or how to fix it.
Is it possible the TDM or TCM or whatever it is has taken a **** on me? Is it worth investing in something like this:
NEWROCKIES Inc. Passlock Bypass disables the ENTIRE system.
Or is there anything else it could be?
I found a new starter locally so I bought it because it was the only one left but I don't want to install it until I know for sure mine is bad. The blinking pass key light is what's making me think it's not the starter.
Thanks in advance