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    Need some help, car wont start.

    So I drove my cousin home this evening, about 6 miles away, then drove back. Parked up and me and my brother were sitting in the car chatting for a bit, went to turn the car back on and it wouldn't start.

    The lights come on, but dimly, the stereo turns on even when the key is out of the ignition barrel, and the car wouldn't lock earlier, every time I pressed the key fob button it locked then unlocked straight after.

    Bear in mind I drove to work and back today with no problems, so this is a rather random dilemma I have. Was supposed to drive to hasting tomorrow as well , so Im going to drive down to Halfrauds tomorrow in my escort and get some jumpers and see if that fixes it.

    Any ideas what this could be guys?
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    battery either not holding a charge or the altinater is on its way out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glasgow_Stu View Post
    battery either not holding a charge or the altinater is on its way out
    Ill check the battery monday and Ill have to get a mechanic to take a look at the alternator, I have a feeling it might be the latter.
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    Got it started off my escort and took it for a drive, all looks good. Im gonna be driving to Brighton today with the family so Ill see if its charges it there and back, if not Im sure I can get someone to loan me there car for 5 mins to jump mine
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    ur ignition barrel is definitely stuck my friend

    basically when u remove ur keys the ignition is sticking on and therefore draining the battery - the fact when u try to lock the car it locks/unlocks (as if u were tryin to resync the remote with keys in ignition)

    the barrel will need dismantling and lubing up at best.......or worst its gonna be a replacement barrel together with relevant key/coding if neccessary.

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