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Old 25-12-2009   #1
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Car won't start

went out this afternoon to go over to my unlces went to turn my car on and well a get some flickering of the lights on the steering wheel etc but no ignition i just get clicking.......... surely my battery isnt dead its a 58 plate....?
i have got ICE installed though could this be a cause?
or more weather relaed issues?
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Re: Car won't start

what model?

if it is your battery should be covered under warrenty for a replacement if its only a 58 reg?

Do you mainly do short trips, this could be the problem not letting the battery get charged up at this time of the year - with all the current being drawen with your ICE, heaters, rear windowscreen, lights, etc...

or you could just have a loose terminal on your battery, which is uncommon the the GP?
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Re: Car won't start

Clicking might indicate a starter motor failure.
Could be battery related - either the batter has failed, the alternator hasn't been working or the cars simply not been used enough to keep the battery charged.
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Re: Car won't start

How long has it been stood for? Mines not been used for a week and its dead. Down to the cold weather killing batterys quickly.
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what model?

if it is your battery should be covered under warrenty for a replacement if its only a 58 reg?

Do you mainly do short trips, this could be the problem not letting the battery get charged up at this time of the year - with all the current being drawen with your ICE, heaters, rear windowscreen, lights, etc...

or you could just have a loose terminal on your battery, which is uncommon the the GP?
1.4 16v GP :P is the model
and i do short trips now and again i also do go out and just drive around like now and again though
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How long has it been stood for? Mines not been used for a week and its dead. Down to the cold weather killing batterys quickly.
its been stood for a few days mate cant remember what day i last used it but i would say upto a week aswell m8
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Re: Car won't start

I think a combination of the weather and the car not being used has just drained it quickly i wouldnt worry too much, just jump it off another car and then give it a decent drive.
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my punto hasn't been used for over 2 weeks and has layed under blanket of snow for last week. Battery is 7 years old and it started.......first time
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Thats because you get scottish batterys that are used to the cold weather
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Re: Car won't start

or is it that my ICE is more energy efficient than all yours

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Re: Car won't start

My ice doesnt draw any power when its off
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My ice doesnt draw any power when its off
I didnt think my did was just unsure when my car wouldn start :P
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This is doing my nut in, what is ICE?! lol ive noticed a forum dedicated to it, seems to be sound related, but everyones saying ICE just confused me as to what the hell it ... WAIT!

In car entertainment? AM I RIGHT?
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Yes.
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Yes.
finally, life makes sense again, thank you!

Also back on topic, my battery died recently but i believe it was because i left the interior light on after fitting my head unit... doubt 2 people could be that stupid but just thought id stay on topic :P
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