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Old 01-04-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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electrical fault

hi, ive just registered so new to it all i have a problem withmy car, i drive it today and parked it up and when i got back into the car and turned the key it wouldnt start, as i didnt even turn over and all ignition lifhts stay on. it has also affected my sound system, everytime i turn the key it jus click then everything goes intermittant...

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Old 01-05-2013, 07:16 AM   #2
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1st thing get battery checked 2nd get alternator checked then go from there hth
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:19 AM   #3
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1st thing get battery checked 2nd get alternator checked then go from there hth
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:42 PM   #4
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Sounds like battery. Pull it, get it tested to see what it's putting out. Also see how old it is- if it's just old and gone, easy fix. If it's a newer battery and it's toast, look into alternator, shorts, terminals, etc. lots of "it won't start" threads around, especially in the vert forum.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:06 PM   #5
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Check for battery condition with on-board computer without having to remove battery. Search forum for "hidden codes" or "OBC".
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