Julespeat

2007 Honda Rancher Left Ignition Key On

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Left my ignition key on overnight. Have recharged battery and replaced. Blinking line in gear location and efi does not engage after turning key. Did something else burn out and not just the battery by leaving the key on? Thanks! Julie

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I would start by checking the 3 fuses in the fuse box, I think the box is in the rear of the machine, probably near the battery. Refer to your owners manual to make sure. If the fuses are ok, check the relays that are located near the fuse box. If you still find nothing wrong, then you need to check the wiring, I would first check for power going into and out of the key switch, then start checking for power at the components that aren't working, and work your way back toward the battery. Also don't forget to check any ground wires to make sure they have a good connection.

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charge the battery up.

unhook charger.

key OFF

unhook pos batt cable.

wait 20 minutes

reinstall batt cable.

should run.

just like rebooting your computer

blinking lines indicate a reboot is needed.

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charge the battery up.

unhook charger.

key OFF

unhook pos batt cable.

wait 20 minutes

reinstall batt cable.

should run.

just like rebooting your computer

blinking lines indicate a reboot is needed.

Julie, that sounds like professional advise to me, I think Raptor8 may have given you the best advise there. I would certainly give that a try first. Good luck, and please let us know how you make out.

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Update on my ignition key being left on 2007 Rancher 2WD: Found that I fried the computer when I first tried to jump-start from my truck with truck running. Mechanic said too many amps blew the board. New board ordered and will pick up next week. $400 lesson. Thanks for the help online!

Julie

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Thanks for posting that. I never really thought about that happening by jump starting them but that make sense!

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