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Old 10-17-2013, 10:58 AM   #1
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I'm having an issue with my car (obviously).

Yesterday, when I went to start it, I turned the key, and very little happened.

First off, the 'door ajar' ding is abrupt, and very fast. The radio and whatnot flashes. And there is a clicking coming from behind the dash.

Turning the key, there'* no turn over, no struggling to start, or anything.

The headlights appear to work fine.

If you need anything other information, let me know. If this wasn't a good enough description, I may be able to upload a video later.
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sounds like the battery is dead or the terminals are corroded or loose
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I tried boosting the car, and had the same issue. Could that still be a dead battery issue? I also tried charging it overnight with no results.
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dead battery wont take a charge and it will also steal the voltage from a good battery if you try to jump it. you should try a different battery by itself after cleaning the terminals
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Sure sounds like a dead battery to me. Take the battery into Autozone, or some other auto supply store that will test batteries. They don't charge for this service.
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I went and bought a battery. Works like a charm! Thanks guys, you saved me a bunch of money.
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thanks for posting the fix
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