Sebring key problem

MVPetersMVPeters Member Posts: 2
edited March 2019 in Chrysler
2005 Sebring won't start.
Symptoms are key in & on = dashboard sort of lights up, no radio or heater fan, no gauges work. The gas tank is 1/2 full but gauge does not show it.
Hazards are OK - headlight flasher is OK, but no headlights.
Battery voltage is good.
Try to start & the starter relay under the hood clicks.
The car was running recently but has been sitting for a few weeks.
Has the key lost communication?
I just found a reset process on here that I can try tomorrow.
Any ideas?

Mike -


  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    If you hear the starter relay and there's no "security " light on, I don't think the key is the problem. You might check the battery voltage, and clean all the cables. Try a jump start after you do that. You could also give the starter motor a few solid taps with a hammer (don't wail on it, just tap it smartly).
  • MVPetersMVPeters Member Posts: 2
    Good thought. The cables are clean, so I'll try the starter motor.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    They may look clean but you never know. If you know how, you could do a voltage drop test. There are plenty of videos on YouTube. Cables can have internal corrosion or high resistance.
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