Wow thanks samisnake2, my Brera still doesn't start. Changed the battery and no change, so your pointer is something new, and ill have a look when the sun comes up, thank you
no worries. if it does turn out to be that, the way he did it looked 'easy'.
battery and tray out (quite a few nuts, one was pretty seized on but he still got it off), then its bolted onto the engine mount, and the other end onto the wing.
the nut on the wing side was seized, and in an awkward position, so he pulled the earth cable out of its fitting (the slightly exposed cable at the end had corroded and turned green so was very easy to do).
he then fitted a 15" earth cable, this time attaching it to the same chassis earth that the negative battery cable uses. its higher up, so not as exposed to the elements.
took him about 15mins.
my battery is only a couple months old, and a massive exide one, yet now and again id have trouble starting it, slightly sluggish starting etc. it just finally gave up the ghost that day.
after changing the earth cable, the engine starts first touch of the button, and im sure this is a placebo but the car seems more responsive.