Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Midland, Michigan
Guess WTF is Wrong?!
Yeah, so I go out to my car tonight. I haven't started it in a few days, so I decide that I want to take it to town to go to the mall with my g/f. I get in the car and it's pretty dark in the car anyway so I didn't pay much attention to if the interior map lights came on because there is a security motion light that shines right into the car. I turn the key as I always do and before I even get a chance to step on the clutch to start it, my car starts wigging out. I'm like WTF?
So, I see all these lights going on and off and on and off and these click, click, click, clickclick, click, clickclick, click, noises going off as if it's trying to power up. My headlights are tripping out turning on and off and on and finally off, and the radio is on, but no sound is coming out of the speakers and when I tried to start the car, I didn't even have a clicking sound, and I mean nothing, it was silent.
So, I'm thinking it must be a dead battery, but how? All my lights were off and the only aftermarket part I have are my 6k HID Gen 3 Projectors, and they are plug-n-play. So I popped open the trunk by hitting the button in the car and pull the truck up behind it. There is juice running through the car, otherwise the trunk button wouldn't have worked... The keyless entry wouldn't work though. I forgot to check the horn. Anyway, I open up the trunk, the light didn't come on, and I start to hook up the cables. As soon as I hooked up the cables, the trunk light lit up. I figured, hmm that was weird, but at least I'm getting power, I wait only 30 seconds before trying to start the car and it cranks normally and starts. I let the car run for about three to four minutes, hesitant to take it to town. I didn't want it to die while I was up there as well. I shut the car off to see if it would start back up, because car batteries don't just recharge all of a sudden. So, I turn it off and try to start it back up again, and bingo, it starts up, just as normal as could be. I'm thinking to myself, WTF, again! So I decide to take it to town and it has worked fine since.
The car is a 2009 SS/TC that has 6500 miles on it. I had the battery cables off about a month ago to pop the airbag off to paint the trim, but the car has ran fine since. Never had a problem like this before. Let me know if you have any questions or need any other information to try to guess WTF is wrong.
Edit: When I say cables - I mean Jumper Cables.
Black 2009 SS/TC|20% Tint|Ark Shorty Antenna|Customized License Plate Cover|Customized Front Bowtie|Weathertech Vent Visors|3rd Generation Projectors w/ 6k HID's|IPCW LED Tails|3rd Brake Light Mod w/ Vinyl Overlay|Reflective Black SS Inlays|Nightshaded Side Markers|E-brake Mod|Redlinegoods Shifter/E-brake Boots|AVIC-Z110BT Headunit|Di-Noc 3M Dry Carbon Fiber Trim|Armrest w/ Cover|MRZ "Cobalt SS" Door Sills|K&N Drop-in Filter|GMS1|Goodyear Eagle GT AS Tires|
Last edited by ADIDASS; 12-18-2009 at 11:43 PM.