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Old 10-13-2012, 03:20 AM   #123
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Originally Posted by gunnerbuck View Post
That does sound like a failure inside the keyswitch when the instruments goes wonky... Also check the wire cluster
You da man! Right problem, wrong wire

I put my new Shorai in, turned the key on... nuthin'

Check the power socket on the dash which feeds straight from the battery via a fuse, 0 Volts. Bugger.

Check the battery terminals, 13.2V. Hmmm

Check the fuse box (terminals are exposed on the underside) input from battery, 0V. Ok, there's only 100mm of wire left to check! Yup, the main feed from the battery had broken at the battery terminal crimp shared with the starter feed. Pulling the rubber boot back has finally and fully separated the wire. Crimp on a new ring and we are away!

The old battery was 12.84V so not completely dead, but well below par. Most likely was the broken wire causing me grief, but I am certainly not begrudging that 7.5 year old battery anything, or the new Shorai which was available locally for 63% of the price of an Odyssey.
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