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Mazda Tribute won't start and has no electricity

I tried to start my car this morning. There was no electricity at all, save for the blinking open door light. The power locks won't even work. The car won't start, it's perfectly silent when you turn the key. None of the lights were left on. I can't figure out what this would be? A fuse or the battery maybe?

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This is a common problem with Mazda tribute and Ford escape. Replace the ignition switch. Actually, if you close the doors and turn everything off. Insert key and turn to on position, do not start, verify all dashboard lights come on. If they are, just press key in and jiggle around a bit, then try starting, u may have to do it a couple of times to start it. But, change the switch and possibly the key tumbler..do switch first and test. .then key tumbler if not successful. Both parts should cost less than $80..good luck.

P.S. you can replace the switch yourself, remove steering column 4 screws, switch has a yellow or white markings and is on the left of the column opposite the key side.

Posted on Nov 01, 2017

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    Make sure battery is fully charged too..

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SOURCE: 2005 mazda tribute battery problem.

you may have damaged theicu /computer

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SOURCE: check engine light is blinking

check the spark plug wires for dry rotting and check the order there in starting from the back of the motor left to right the order go's 1..2..3 and then the front left to right the order go's 4..5..6 also make sure that all the wires are plugged in the right order on the distributor also it could be your TCS or "TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM" 

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SOURCE: electricall problem w/2002 V6 mazda tribute

When that light comes on, it is indicating charging system problem which could mean alternator not charging for one reason or another like loose belt, faulty alternator, or yes, bad battery or connection at battery, for example. First & easiest thing to do is check all your connections to battery, which you've probably done, and make sure they're tight & clean. Make sure belt driving alternator is good & tight, and in good shape. Now boost the vehicle to get it going & test voltage at battery, after you take cables off. My guess is in your case, the voltage will begin to go down, indicating a bad alternator, that will need to be replaced.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 mazda tribute, completely diabled. Anti theft light on.

remove the alarm its easy

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Battery warning light just started

a battery waring ligth is not telling you that the battery is defective, it is telling u that the battery is not being charged by the alternator, have the battery and alternator tested to determine th4e cause, a failing battery many times can damage the alternator as it causes it to overheat, so if the alternator is in need of replacing then it is very important that the battery be fully charged and tedsted prior to installing a new alternator if indeed that is the final diagnosis.

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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