Many problems can occur during the lifetime of a vehicle, including having nothing happens when you turn the key in the ignition. If you have a 2002 Buick car that will not start, you will need to solve the problem. Problems that can cause the vehicle to not start include a blown fuse to the ignition switch or a battery that has been drained. You can solve these problems with common household tools.
Things you need
Check the fuse in the ignition switch
Locate the fuses under the steering wheel panel on the driver's side of the vehicle and remove the cover.
Remove the fuse of the ignition switch with a fuse puller. If you do not have a fuse puller, use a pair of needle nose pliers. Look at the diagram on the back of the fuse panel cover to locate the fuse from the ignition.
Examine the fuse to see if it is black, appears burned or the metal strip is damaged.
Insert a new fuse in the fuse panel and replace the cover.
Insert the key into the ignition and attempt to start the vehicle. If you hear a click, but the car will not start, the starter can be bad.
Park a second vehicle close to the hood of your vehicle. Vehicles must be close, but should not touch.
Turn on the heater fan in both vehicles. This will provide protection from power surges. Turn off all accessories in the vehicle that require battery power.
Plug one end of a set of jumper cables to the car battery jump. Connect the positive clamp on one end of the cable to the positive terminal of the battery of your vehicle. Connect the positive clamp on the other end to the positive terminal of the battery to the second vehicle.
Repeat step 4 for negative clamps on the jumper cables
Start the second vehicle and press the gas pedal to increase engine speed. Try to start your vehicle to see if the battery can be skipped. If the battery can not be skipped, it is likely dead and must be replaced.