I have a 2005 Opel Corsa 1.2 petrol. The car will not turn over when key turned. The dash lights are not on,( headlights, radio, c/locking are working) wipers not working when ignition on. The battery volts are 13.6V.

Any ideas. Will not jump start.

  • So the starter does not make any sounds when you try to start? Does it make a click sound? You check all the fuses? – Mark Stewart Dec 20 '19 at 14:17
  • There are several possible issues. It could be a safety, such as the neutral safety switch. It could be a bad relay or starter solenoid, or as mentioned above, a fuse. Check the fuses. If they're all good, you should listen to see if there's a "click" sound from somewhere in the engine bay, which would indicate there is power to the relay, and the stater solenoid is bad. If that's the case, banging on the starter with a hammer often temporarily unsticks it. – the_storyteller Dec 20 '19 at 19:06
  • Forgive a silly question but there is no chance the battery cables are on the wrong terminals is there? – Steve Matthews Jan 20 at 13:48

The most likely things that I can think of are a faulty ignition switch or a faulty relay in a fuse box.

It sounds to me like all the devices that are usually powered in position 2 of the ignition switch are not being powered. This could mean a faulty switch. The switch could however be powering a faulty relay, so check the relays first, but my guess would be the switch.

Does the radio switch correctly in position 1 of the ignition switch?

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