Could be a number of things. Is your car attempting to turn over (whur-whur-whur sound) or do you not get any response at all when you turn the key. Things to check:
1. Battery partially drained(it takes alot more juice to start a car then to just power your accessories).
2. Ignition coil (provides electricity to your spark plug wires).
3. Distributor cap/rotor (sends this electricity to your spark plugs).
4. Fuel pump.
5. Electrical continuity, espcially grounds. Check to see if all your ground wires are fastened AND tightened.
Maybe the starter, had a problem with mine, got underneath and wiggled the connnection to the starter and would start, eventually I replaced the starter, no problems since.
You could also check the Neutral Safety Switch. This limits the vehicle to only start in Park or Neutral.
Headlights, since they require more power than the inside lights of a car.
Check headlights and dashboard lights first. If no/minimal power for the lights then replace battery.
A broken wire, a dead battery.
to run your lights and accessories and maintain your battery between starts.
Sounds like you need a new battery.
if you have no headlights the battery is dead or one of therminals is very corroded.
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The battery stores just so much electricity. The lights use this electricity. Sooner or later the supply is depleted.
Check the battery. Turn headlights on - they will come on with or without the key if it has power from the battery. If lights do not come on, the battery is dead (try jump-starting) or there is a bad connection (loose cable), or a short in the electrical system. If headlights come on, but dashboard lights do not light up - check the ignition (cylinder / switch)
Because the power for your headlights is pulled from your battery. When the dashboard lights dim after turning on the headlights the dashboard lights aren't getting as much power as they were with the headlights off. With the motor running or off? The headlights draw a lot of current, but should not visibly affect other systems. There could be a problem with a worn out battery, an alternator that isn't charging correctly, or you have a bad earth between the battery and the chassis. Check the large cable connection between the battery (usually negative these days) and the bodywork, or between the engine block and the bodywork.
Check your battery voltage with a voltmeter. Also check your battery grounds / battery connections for acid corrosion.
If you have no battery then you have no power.
Remove from under the hood, the side marker lights have to be removed before the headlights will come out. You also have to remove the battery and the air box.
Your alternator may not be putting out enough Amps to charge your battery and run your headlights as well. You can test this by measuring the voltage from the battery with a multimeter. With the car running the volts should be around 14 or more on a 12 volt battery. Try it with the lights on too.
Check the fuse for the headlights. It is probably open.
sounds like a bad light switch.
that means your battery will be dead in the morning
A weak alternator and/or battery.
Do any of your courtesy lights work , or your headlights ? If not , it sounds like a poor cable connection to your battery or a dead battery
Battery is probably old or weak or too small for the vehicle, having the lights on would drain on the battery affecting its overall cranking amps
It is likely that you have lost a master fuse or fusible link. The headlights are nearly always powered directly from the battery through a fusible link or large, under hood fuse.
Not if headlights are reqired by law.
check the fuses - there is no fuse for the headlights.