I just finished the rehab for Darth Car's antenna (fingers crossed). I go to my 1987 Fifth Avenue to alligator clip his antenna to my car for testing. Not enough room at front passenger wheel well, so I get in the car to start it and rotate the tires. Silence. Open the hood and find this: Chewed through this The red and white line which was chewed this spring, was chewed again. The pink line going into the firewall box has some plastic chewed off and I see copper wire. There was this: About 100 acorns on top of the engine under the air handler. And you can see some of the wires are chewed at: This is under the air handler looking from the passenger side towards the middle of the engine bay. I spliced the broken wire again. I have not fixed any other wires. I removed all the acorns. I did charge the battery but it was at 95% and didn't take but a few minutes to charge completely. I tried starting the car and there was no click although all the dash displays did move correctly. I did get some funky partial letters/numbers on the radio display. Silence when I turned the key. Put it in neutral. Silence when I turned the key. I've got my service manual open and am looking through the electrical chapter. Any recommendations on what I should check next? I'll go check the fuses in a minute but I wanted to know if there are some simple tests I could do to narrow down the problem. Thus this post.