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I recently took the battery out to recharge. On putting the battery back in the car started first time. I then left the car for a week. Now all electrics working but when key is in the ignition and I attempt to start the car there is no response, engine does not turn over, key code light comes on and then goes off when key is inserted, all other electrics work, any thoughts? advice?
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Battery not holding charge for anything more than a day or so is my guess.
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Sounds like Battery. If you have a Voltmeter measure it. Theoretically Offload it should be about 13.5 Volts or over but anything over about 12.5 should be OK.

This is not an ideal test but will give you an idea, if the Voltage Offload is much below 12 the Battery is not looking good......

As you removed the Battery check that you have tightened the connections to it, easy to forget. Also check the Earth Strap from the Battery to the Car Body. Any loose/dirty connections on the Battery/ Starter/Earth connections will give the symptoms you have described.

It's also possible that the Starter Motor is duff but this doesn't seem to be common on these cars so check the easy things first.

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