Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-on8srdjs:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-on8srdjs:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-5336-on8srdjs:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-on8srdjs:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-on8srdjs:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-on8srdjs:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-on8srdjs:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-on8srdjs:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-on8srdjs:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-5336-on8srdjs:173:8

Q: No electrical power

asked by on

This morning I went to start my 85 Suburban and all sounded good very briefly then nothing. I have dual batteries fully charged in 6.2 diesel, i turned the ignition on heard the buzzing waited glow plugs lit up then I turned it over. The starter turned the motor for a single rotation then nothing. I turn the key off and on and nothing. The buzzer does not work it basically seems like I disconnected both batteries and not even the headlights work.

My car has 51000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: This sounds like quite likely a grounding p...

This sounds like quite likely a grounding problem. I would recommend starting by checking the positive battery cables looking for corrosion on the connectors and cables.

Next, I would check the fuses for power. Try checking one for the headlights to see if they have power. Sometimes what is called a fusible link can burn up causing a ground problem.

Also check the rear trailer plugs (if applicable) to see if they have any exposed wires or corrosion as they have a tendency to have the insulation worn off which can also cause a short.

Check the ignition switch for bad wires, connections, or burnt wires. As you may know, tracing electrical shorts can be very tedious and time consuming. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose the electrical issue and help you repair it as necessary.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What was the device that prevented my car from starting and blew a fuse? Is it safe now?

This sounds like an aftermarket addition, which are often wired in pretty poorly by people that install them. I would suggest having the car inspected by a qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, before doing any long drives with...

Q: Electrical issue

Hello. The alternator failing may have strained the battery as it was going out. You may want to start by having the battery tested. The connection between the starting and charging system also need to be checked. All connections need...

Q: Trying to put a Duramax engine in

Hey there. This can be done for sure, but it isn't a direct bolt in process. This is a project for someone with experience and passion for working on cars, or the budget to pay someone as much as a...

Related articles

How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...