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Old 07-03-2014, 08:51 PM   #1
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So I haven't driven my car for about two weeks now and it won't start.

I'm guessing its the battery?

All it does is click like crazy. How do I get the bloody thing started?

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Old 07-04-2014, 01:35 AM   #2
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Charge the battery for at least 10-12 hours - the clicking is the starter solenoid failing due to low voltage.
You will have to open the frunk (if your car has the electrical opening device, check your handbook for correct procedure), then remove the cover over the battery.
To charge the battery connect red cable connector to + and black cable connector to -.
NOTE: use a battery charger and not a battery tender (maintainer).
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:47 AM   #3
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How old is the battery? Might need replacing.
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Charge the battery for at least 10-12 hours - the clicking is the starter solenoid failing due to low voltage.
You will have to open the frunk (if your car has the electrical opening device, check your handbook for correct procedure), then remove the cover over the battery.
To charge the battery connect red cable connector to + and black cable connector to -.
NOTE: use a battery charger and not a battery tender (maintainer).
Thanks for the tip Steve. Are there any other alternatives?

And I'd say the battery is fairly old but I'd like to get some more life out of it yet before I buy another one.
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Old 07-05-2014, 07:36 PM   #5
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A good fresh battery really makes a huge difference in these cars. Don't try to get max life out of the battery. It will bite you in the arse, mate.

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