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amr530711 posted a topic in General Discussionscar died today, dash went blank. I'd done most of my morning errands, starting and stopping several times. The last time, however, I started the car, backed out of the parking spot, and just started moving forward when it bucked, the dash went blank, came back on, then went blank again. No power anywhere. Radio doesn't work, no four way flashers, no power to windows, no bells, clicks, nor any other noises. Red cable from positive post of battery goes to the Sam, if it is powered separately, all the lights, locks, windows, and the radio work (radio needs the codes reset), but not the starter. The black cable appears to have a solid short, but I can't locate the end of it (car is still sitting in a parking lot). Does anyone know what it connects to? Is it the starter, the alternator, or something else? I'll be going back tomorrow with more tools and a fully charged battery, the one in the car was quite warm and reading less than 4 volts, even though it was enough to start the car initially. Not sure if it's a co-incidence or not, but the bucking happened at roughly the same time as the alternator usually activates.