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1990 honda civic crank but wont start

My 1990 honda civic Cranks over but will not start my car had no issues untill i replaced the negative battery cable. I took my battery in as well as my alternater and they both tested perfect. I also made sure i had spark by taking a plug wire and seeing if it had any power. Also all the fuses are good. It seems like there is a loss of power somewhere. I also reset ecu comp. by disconectin positive cable from batery and reconnecting it still no luck. Now when i press the brakes with the Key out of the ignition the turn signal lights and brights come onto the dash which is not supposed to happen. i have some automotive experience and it has stumped me i cant here fuel filter also. I need your help with trying to diagnose the issue thanks so much for all the Help

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So you don't hear the fuel pump kick on when you turn the key to on? If so,

"Check if there is battery voltage available at the fuel pump. If there is battery voltage available, replace the fuel pump. If there is no voltage, check the main relay and wire harness."
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Sounds to me like you missed a ground wire somewhere. Look around , I bet you find it.
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Look around the area you were working and find what you broke. Most likely a broken wire or you popped a fuse. Could have been a secondary ground that you didnt re-connect. If it ran before you changed the cable you need to go back and look at your work. Stepping on the brake and getting dash lights that are lighting tells me part of a circuit is missing (either hot or ground) and it is finding an alternate path through your dash.
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