Q: No power when I turn the key.

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I walked out to my car and when I went to turn the key, no power to the gauges or door locks. Upon checking the battery and cables I checked the fuse box under hood. No power to ignition or Trans solenoid. Then I checked the inside fuse panel. Half the panel has no power.

My car has 145000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Check the battery ground cable (black cable going to the chassis of the car) to be sure you have a proper ground connection as this sounds like a common ground problem. Also, check the battery health to be sure it is not weak or dead. Additionally, you may have a short somewhere in your electrical system which can be very difficult to trace. I recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose the loss of power to ensure proper repair.

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