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 Posted: Feb 16, 2019 11:27PM
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Step 1, remove your battery completely and bring it to your local Autozone or Oreily's or similar and have them charge it for free.

Step 2, reinstall your battery.

Step 3, try again to start the car.

 Posted: Feb 16, 2019 10:38PM
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Originally Posted by Ryannnnnnnnn

I asked my neighbor, and he blew a fuse…
Hi Ryannnn. I'm sure you'll not have much trouble figuring out your electrical issue. The symptoms you describe are pretty easy to trace back to their source and there's plenty of knowledgable and helpful folks here. I'm more concerned with your neighbor. Sounds like he could use your multimeter.

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

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 Posted: Feb 16, 2019 07:40PM
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Hi Willie,

I do have a multimeter.  

Here's what happened up to this point: the generator died, and my car sat around undriven for over 2 months.  My neighbor helped me put the new generator in, but it didn't start up.  When I pressed the ignition the 1st time, the engine tried to start.  Pushed it again, and there was nothing but silence.  I looked at the fuses, and the upper one was blown.  I replaced it, tried starting the car again, and it was still silent.

I push-started the car and drove around for 20 minutes.  Head lights and brake lights work, but the turn signals don't.

When I turned it off after the drive, I tried starting it again, and it's still completely silent.

Thanks,
Ryan

 Posted: Feb 16, 2019 06:31PM
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No, it is not your coil. The coil provides spark when the engine is running. If you get nothing when starting then you have a bad starter switch, starter or wiring or a dead battery. Do you have a multi meter and know how to use it?

Let's back up a bit.

Was it starting & running till this? Do you just change anything?

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: Feb 16, 2019 06:11PM
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Hi All,

I bought my '62 Morris Mini a little over a year.  I've got my 1st electrical issue, and this is the 1st time I've fixed a car on my own (I'm very new to this and ready to LEARN).

Here's the problem:

When I push the ignition button, I hear nothing at all.  The engine doesn't try to turn over.  Just complete silence.

I'd guess there's a problem with the ignition coil (sticker on the side says "Inspected 06/94").

I don't really know what to test to narrow the problem down.  I asked my neighbor, and he blew a fuse, so I need the forum's help.

Thank you in advance,
Ryan

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