R.I.P Allan Simonsen
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Sounds like textbook battery failure.
The clicking / dash lights are as follows. The starter solenoid is activated when you turn the key. The solenoid makes contact energising the starter motor. The starter motor takes all available current, extinguishing the dash lights, and dropping power going to the solenoid. The electromagnets in the solenoid can no longer hold the solenoid in the energised position due to the starter draining all the power, and releases, disconnecting the starter motor. This allows the battery to momentarily recover, re lighting the dash lights, and re energising the solenoid which moves back into the start position, re energising the starter motor, which drains all power, and the cycle starts again.
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