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Old 02-12-2022, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default Starts with my hood open

This is a very strange issue.
I sometimes get in my truck put the key in and nothing. No dash idiot lights nothing.
I open the door no ding, ding that the key is in nothing.
So I pull the level to pop the hood and everything comes on and the truck starts right up. I step out of the truck push the hood back down to full engage and take off.
This does not happen every time and will go sometimes days without happening.

Any ideas?
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Old 02-12-2022, 06:17 PM   #2
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Sounds like the hood is causing an immediate short circuit...

Is there something on the hood/truck that’s not insulated to guard against this issue?
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Old 02-12-2022, 06:38 PM   #3
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Make sure the battery terminals aren't touching the hood.
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Sounds like the hood is causing an immediate short circuit...

Is there something on the hood/truck that’s not insulated to guard against this issue?
Could be the battery touching the hood.
What could I use to insulate it?
Could I put a thin rubber mat over the battery
I don’t have a tie down on the battery
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So I pull the level to pop the hood and everything comes on and the truck starts right up.
So, the fuse box is "in the area" of the lever. Do something... reseat all your fuses. Pull out and push back in... Got any other wiring, not stock, in that area? ...like power running to a GPS, stereo, amp, ect? Look at the routing...



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Are there any wires by the hood latch mechanism touching it?

As everyone else said, look in the areas that touch the hood when closed or hood insulation when the hood is closed.
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I don’t have a tie down on the battery


That's REAL bad, and potentially dangerous. A universal mount kit is not expensive, and straightforward to install.







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Could be the battery touching the hood.
What could I use to insulate it?
Could I put a thin rubber mat over the battery

I'd glue that thin rubber mat onto the hood, right over the battery positive terminal. Do you have the factory-size battery or did you install a taller one??????????????????
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I ended up but some rubber over the positive terminal and 5hat seams to have fixed the problem. Next I’ll get the battery tied down
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