Best Answer

You might have installed the starter with the wrong size sledge hammer. Actually I would start with the basics and check for a blown fuse. What lights do you refer to? Inside, outside or trouble lights? All lights? A word of caution: Sometimes with auto repair you can't assume that Action A caused Problem B.

In Response To My Own Question: I finally figured it out ... the starter's main post had more wires on it than I realized at the time, ( I didn't take them off originally). I found that the light circuit went thru the starter post, and when attached to the ground terminals instead of the battery post on the solenoid I had "NO LIGHTS".

Thanks for trying, someone in the future.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2015-07-17 17:44:52
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Create a Study Guide

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why would your lights not work after you replace the starter?
Write your answer...
Related questions

Why would car lights work but wont turn over?

Defective starter or weak battery. Can also be a loose connection at the starter.

Lexus es300 doesn't start only makes one click all lights work do you know what's wrong?

Starter, replace the contacts and plunger

How do you fix brake lights for a 98 Toyota Avalon When I press on the brakes they do not work but the when I turn lights on the tail lights work. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks?

replace the break light bulbs?

How do you get the starter to work till you can buy the part to replace it?

You don't you need to replace it.

Why would your turn signals work so does your brake light in rear window but your brake lights and warning lights do not?

change the fuse if not replace flasher

What is wrong if when you turn the key in your 2001 Sunfire and the fan and lights work but the starter will not turn over or start?

If the batteryu & starter are good, I would check the neutral safety switch

Why won't 1995 grand prix se won't start but all lights work?

It might be the starter or if the stater works but won't turn over replace the solonoide at autozone.

My car won't crank but all the lights work?

Check that the Starter wire is in good shape. In 97 Grand Ams they were faulty and not giving enough power to the starter. If that doesn't work try the ignition switch or module. then the wiring. See if you can hear things engaging like the fuel injection. That would be a clue that it's trying to get power but something is blocking it. Then check the more expensive things like the starter (some places can test it for free), the alt, the battery. Those are too bad to replace, but why waste the money if it's in the wiring. Sometimes the battery will have enough power to work the lights but not enough to power the starter.

Rear lights not work front lights still work?

Simple-wring problem, or you just need to replace the bulbs.

Why would the brake lights work and not the tail lights for a Nissan maxima?

I am having this same problem. The lights for the license plate don't work either. I have had two mechanics suggest to me that I replace the HeadLight Switch. I am thinking about ordering one on Monday.

Replace starter on 2001 Infiniti i30?

You should never do repair work on a vehicle if you are not trained to do so. Find a reputable repairman to replace your infinity's starter.

How do you replace the starter on 04 Nissan Titan?

I understand that the starter is under the intake manifold and is quite a bit of work to replace. Could take several hours.

How do you replace the starter on a 1994 Toyota Celica?

remove the neg battery cable then the wires on the starter. Then take out the mounting bolts and work the starter out.

You turn the key in your 99 s-10 and the lights work you tested the starter the starter is good but will not turn over why?

See link.

My brake lights or turn signals don't work on my Cadillac deville?

How do you replace brake lights

Why would my lights work but my 2000 dodge ram 1500 won't start?

If the lights are bright, the starter may have failed. If the lights are dim and the starter turns over slowly (RRRRrrr . . .) the battery my need to be charged. If the lights are bright and the starter cranks normally, failures in the ignition system may be the cause. The engine needs a strong battery with clean, tight connections, fuel and spark. You are missing one of those.

Why would 1990 Suburban not start no dash lights but headlights work key turns but wont start or even click?

faulty solenoid.on the starter.

I have a 1989 caprce classic. The signal lights do not work. The hazzard lights work .The brake lihgts work.?

Look for either a blown fuse or replace flasher unit for the signal lights (it is separate from the hazard lights flasher unit).

What would cause the Brake lights on a 2000 s10 to not work at all Turn signals work Tail lights work Reverse lights work but none of the 3 brake lights work.?

You probably need to replace your brake light switch. It's near the top of the brake assembly, beyond a trim panel. The fact that all three brake lights don't work rules out problems in the multifunction switch (the cause of similar problems affecting only the two rear lights.)

How can you start a 1998 Plymouth voyager with a bad starter?

You could push start it but I would advise against it as the P/S & P/B would not work and you would have to get the vehicle up to around 35 mph. Why not just remove and replace the starter?

What would cause both fog lights not to work on '99 Beetle already checked fuse?

Pull out slightly on the headlight switch. If the fog lights do not respond you need to replace the switch.

Why do you have to tap your starter to get your car to start?

The starter is worn out. Eventually tapping it won't work anymore and you will be stuck. Replace it before that happens.

Turn my key to start car and get nothing not even the gauges come on but yet the lights work and the instrument panel lights work why won't it turn over the starter on a 1968 camaro?

Some times the battery will have enough power to turn lights on but not enough to turn the engine over. Try to jump start it or replace battery with one you know is charged. By the way-nice car.

Why would a 2004 Saturn ion not start The head lights radio interior lights work.?

Loose or corroded battery cable? Engine seized? Bad starter? Bad starter solenoid? Bad neutral safety switch?

Electical problem 2000 jimmy?

You need to be more specific about your problem, e.g. starter fails to work, lights do not work etc