my sis-in-law has this mazda that won’t start. the other morning she went to start it up and the starter just clicked rapidly, indicating dead battery. So her dad tries his battery out of his 1994 Ford Ranger, only when he tries to hook it up, the horn blares incessantly. so he went and bought the correct battery for it.
now, when you turn the key, the dash lights come on normally, but when you turn key all the way to start position, nothing happens, no lights go out and come on as I am used to seeing in other vehicles at start up.
HERE’S WHERE I AM STUMPED: the power locks don’t work, the dash lights don’t work, the taillights don’t work. windows go up and down and headlights come on and go bright, blinkers work, everything else works except aforementioned items.
I want your guesses or expertise. I am wondering about ignition, ignition relay, or starter relay. I did swap out good relays for the starter relay and nothing.
Help me help her help get my car back. [she’s currently using my car]