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help....no power

ok so my dad got mad at me and tok my keys and told my i couldnt drive.....i go out to my truck when he leaves to move it and i have a hid a key so no big deal. i get in and try to stark it and nothing....so i think the ****er took the batt. so i pop the hood and its there...then i think he let it dye somhow....but it has 12 volts. so then i check my accesories i put on. the fog light and the back up lights are the only thing on the whole truck that work since i wired them directly to the batt. even the 5 lights on my headache rack dont work since i tapped into the cig lighter to get power for the switch...(since im running relays). so i check the fuses to see if he took them and they are all there. then i check behind the fuse block and nithing seems to be unplugged....i dont know what else to check.....any sugestions....is there even any thing he could have done of done or is it just a coincidence? im confused.
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Ok so he did do soMthing to it.......now what
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Uh, check ground wires, check positive wires going to starter ect, and check relays that could be missing.
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im thinking a ground wire or 2 lol
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HAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Man and I thought my Dad was smart, Yours is good
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ok so my horn and head lights work but my flashers and brake lights and interior light and any thing else that comes on with the ignition doesn't work..... And every thing on the starter seems to be connected and all the relays are there
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check the fuses?
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Fuses are all there and don't apear to be blown
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hahahahahah im still laughing....wait im sorry its not funny, check grounds and relays, plugs/connectors ect.
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Where is the main ground at
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On your frame
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Ya but where..... Also he said he took somthing out of the truck
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Well there is the million dollar question!
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lmao for a joke one day my dad spent the time to take out the stearing colum.. lol
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does your key turn? or does it just not do anything when it turns?
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i turn the key on but nothing happens....no power or any thing
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well i know my truck has one of those factory keys that has the chip in it and if you dont get the copy made at the dealership then it wont turn on the truck it'll open the doors just fine but wont start the truck but i dont know it may not be like that on your year model
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maybe he unplugged the harness on the steering column
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my key turns fine i just have no power...any where.....not just on the things that go in with the key...no cig lighters or any thing. idk whats wrong...and he said he took somthing out but it isnt the computer cause he wasnt sure if it would hurt any thing but he said he "took the brains out of it" and that he "disabled it" so idk...i didnt see any thing missing that was obvbious but idk.
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Did you check the pcm relay and fuses.
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Here's an idea. How about you take your lumps like an adult and wait for him to get back and fix it. You're just proving your immaturity by fighting the consequences of what ever you did to make him mad. If he's smart enough to disable your truck so you can't drive it, he's probably got a good reason for punishing you.
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only possible way to kill everything like you described is to remove a battery lead(power or ground)or the main bolted on plug to the fuse box... no other way its that simple

maybe he used a diode on the main feed to make it look like everything is still connected?
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Here's an idea. How about you take your lumps like an adult and wait for him to get back and fix it. You're just proving your immaturity by fighting the consequences of what ever you did to make him mad. If he's smart enough to disable your truck so you can't drive it, he's probably got a good reason for punishing you.
well said sir, well said. i'm with this guy^
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Here's an idea. How about you take your lumps like an adult and wait for him to get back and fix it. You're just proving your immaturity by fighting the consequences of what ever you did to make him mad. If he's smart enough to disable your truck so you can't drive it, he's probably got a good reason for punishing you.
hmmmm OR we could sit here and figure out what he did so we can do it to people we all know. dont kill the fun of the thread.
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