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I was driving on the bridge going to work last week and all of a sudden the engine dies out and I get a long constant beep in my engine cabin. I coast down to a stop and pull over. The lights, radio head unit, and the blinkers still work. I try to start the car. Nothing, no clicks, cranking, or turning over. NOTHING. So I took it to my mechanic... He hasn't gotten back to me yet. [dunno]

Does anyone out there have any idea what it could be?[:(] I've scoured the posts and have read nothing about a constant beep. I have seen fuse # 9 a couple of times though..

I did install some HIDs a few days prior, and I also hooked up a new subwoofer and amp, after which I experienced radio problems (I've fixed these). [clap]

Behind my radio (stock mp3 Blaupunkt) I did see a wire (black with either a yellow or green stripe) that has been stripped and was hanging free. (come to think of it, my buddy pointed it about it and said, "dude, you should fix that, it could cause a short"). I'll have my mechanic to take a look at that tomorrow.

Also, a several months back, I had an issue with my coil when my AEM CAI rubbed some wires down which caused intermittent stalling. I replaced the coil and the wires, though this may be related.

Does anyone have any idea what's going on here?
 

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Your alternator could have gone... if that goes... once the battery can't support enough juice to power the car... it will die.
 

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I would go with the alternator. Maybe its bad and killed the battery to the point of not being able to start. How many miles on the car? What year? I would look at the timing belt and see what it looks like too just out of curiousity. Although if it were broke, the motor would turn over. I'm voting the alternator/battery.
 

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i would also check the grounds.i have proublems with mine also, the engine to chassie goes out and i loose everything.
 

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The ignition switch could be the culprit. Had the same symptoms when this happened on my old Escort GT.
 

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From what was described it seems unlikely that it was the alternator. Alternators do go bad and cause similar symptoms, but for the car to actually shut off and still have accessories working... doesn't fit the bill.

Unfortunately I don't have any other ideas, but I feel you can likely rule out the alternator.

If I had to guess I would go ignition related, but that's just a guess.
 
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