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I have got another problem, went to replace an old battery on my Fiat Punto evo GP 1.4 8v with a new Exide battery and now the car will not start.

There is a padlocked car symbol on the dash and the display, displays "fuel cut off unavailable". The central locking works, the radio works, but when I turn the key in the ignition, all the dash lights come on as normal but nothing further happens, the car does not turn over, there is no sound at all!.
I tried the spare key (no buttons, flat key), the same thing happens, bugger!!
Help!!!

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Re: Replaced battery, now car will not start!!

Well when you have a crash there is a system designed to cut off the fuel (and therefore the engine). It seems if this system isn't working then it automatically cuts the fuel. On older models there is a switch to re-engage this but I can't find mention of it in the handbook. Worth checking the fuses in the meantime until someone comes back with a more appropriate reply.
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It'll need to have the inertia switch re-activated. You'll either need a tow to FIAT or find someone near by with multiECUScan/FiatECUScan. It can be reactived within the body computer.
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Re: Replaced battery, now car will not start!!

Its sorted (theres a duplicate in tech talk which should be merged with this soon )
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It'll need to have the inertia switch re-activated. You'll either need a tow to FIAT or find someone near by with multiECUScan/FiatECUScan. It can be reactived within the body computer.
Does it

Thought its all done with the stalks for wipers / indicators
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Does it

Thought its all done with the stalks for wipers / indicators
I thought that was just the grande and the evo needed plugged in?
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Re: Replaced battery, now car will not start!!

Does the car have a stop/start system in it? Cause if it does u need the specific batter for stop start, otherwise car won't even tick over
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