Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Fairfax, VA, USA
Re: Replaced battery, won't turn over
This is really scratching the old memory circuits, but check for a second line to the battery from the starter area that was missed in the battery hok-up. It will be at the front left of the battery area.
From your description, the load shed relay is not being triggered. This relay is grounded through the starter (i.e., the relay is normally grounds through the starter, but when the starter button is pressed, +12V is applied to the ground side of the load relief relay, effectively releasing the relay because its coil is seeing +12V at both ends -- so no relay-actuating voltage drop across the coil). Sounds like the wire to the starter is not hooked up, so no way for +12V from the starter to go back upstream to the load relief relay.