No crank so start no lights


Asked by Sidnee Feb 10, 2019 at 08:09 AM about the 1995 Cadillac Seville SLS FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Okay I bought a car IT HAD BEEN SITTING FOR 3 YEARS girl said all it
needed was a battery and ran the last time she started it. So I go up put
gas in it and fuel treatment and asked her side or top post she replied with
both confused I didnt ask her anything else thinking she didnt know what
she was talking about. Popped the hood and low and behold it had a
positive and ground side post and a positive wire coming from the motor
some where and on a top positive post idk but I jumped it and it started
right away. I shut the hood and handed the girl 200 bucks and drove off.
Brought it home was going to look into the 3rd terminal but it started and
ran fine so I said what the hell. So I didnt have a licnese and just parked it.
This was 8 months ago. So the other day went to start it put the battery in
cause I always take it out and hooked the  Ground hooked the side positive
went to hook the top positive and fire not your mormal sparks fire threw it
off real fast  So I know you're not supposed to but I hooked up my positives
1st to hook the ground fire unhooked it really fast noticed something's
unplugged not sure what they were but pluged them in and hooked up my
battery. No more fire. But hooked up the battery and nothing no crank no
start no lights on even in the dash figured I fucked up the battery so I went
and bought a new one but didnt wanna buy a side and top post one so I
went ahead and decided to splice the positive wires together to make 1
because that's simple and make it a top post and snip the black side post
and make it a top post as well because.... why not. So went and bought a  
new battery and come home hook it up still no crank no start no lights. So
pulled out my shit start looking and testing fuesed and everything in good
all fuese and relays everything. Started looking at the hook up to the
terminals why theres 3 and it's odd as all get out. The one coming what
appears to the eye from the motor is going to the starter and the other one
the starter and alternator... idk... he started and drove months ago .. please
some insight on what to try next.

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