Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Arlington, VA
Car: 2001 LL Bean, 1997 2.5L 5spd
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I had a problem start suddenly in my 2001 LL Bean. When I turned the ignition, nothing happened. Then I noticed that when I turned the key, everything went dead, and when I released the key the dash clock had reset. That's when I figured there was a bad connection to the battery somewhere. I pulled both terminals and scrubbed them with a wire brush, and everything worked fine again.
My other suspects would be the aforementioned park switch and perhaps the ignition switch. If you have an oem security system, find the button under the dash near the hood release lever, then hold it down for a few seconds while the key is in the ignition and turned to ACC. That will reset it.