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Hi all,

Just uncovered the GTA up after a 4 month lay up, ive had the battery on charge for the last 6-7 hours, key in ingition and nothing, no lights no anything. alarm and central locking are not working. any ideas? ive just tried jump starting it off another car and again nothing?

anyone else had a similar problem?

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If your battery is totally dead, then even with charging it wont start your car.........have you got a multimeter to check it with??.........it should read around 12.8 volts when fully charged.......anything below 12 volts and it wont even attempt to turn over. Despite trying to jump start from another car, you still need a 'good' battery in your car with no dead cells if you want to try to start her.
 

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Just uncovered the GTA up after a 4 month lay up, ive had the battery on charge for the last 6-7 hours
What kind of charger?

The tiny trickle chargers will struggle to bring a totally flat battery back, they are only really suitable for keeping a fully charged battery charged.

If it is a proper charger, 6-7 hours still won't be enough!
 

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Also be carefull jumpstarting, especialy with a practically empty battery.
The voltage spikes can kill your ECU and/or BC
 
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Also be carefull jumpstarting, especialy with a practically empty battery.
The voltage spikes can kill your ECU and/or BC
Good point.........I had the option of jump staring the GTA earlier, but decided to remove the battery and charge it instead.
 
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A full charge from flat will take 24 hours or longer depending in the charger. Maybe give it a days charge before a new battery? Your looking at £100+ for a top end one!
 

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Jus picked up a exide battery with 3 year guarantee for £60, big bugger as well, only just fitted in the tray.

Battery on, car turns over, but no start, all lights on dashboard, including a key code fully lit all the time. Ive disconnected the battery and will connect in 20 mins. Hopefully that does the trick. If not shes gonna have to go in :(
 

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Jus picked up a exide battery with 3 year guarantee for £60, big bugger as well, only just fitted in the tray.

Battery on, car turns over, but no start, all lights on dashboard, including a key code fully lit all the time. Ive disconnected the battery and will connect in 20 mins. Hopefully that does the trick. If not shes gonna have to go in :(
Sounds like the ECU??
 

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Jus picked up a exide battery with 3 year guarantee for £60, big bugger as well, only just fitted in the tray.

Battery on, car turns over, but no start, all lights on dashboard, including a key code fully lit all the time. Ive disconnected the battery and will connect in 20 mins. Hopefully that does the trick. If not shes gonna have to go in :(
Unplug and re-plug in the relays in front of the battery. If you have another the same in another location, swap it for the one under the part of the cover marked Inj.
 

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Jus picked up a exide battery with 3 year guarantee for £60, big bugger as well, only just fitted in the tray.

Battery on, car turns over, but no start, all lights on dashboard, including a key code fully lit all the time. Ive disconnected the battery and will connect in 20 mins. Hopefully that does the trick. If not shes gonna have to go in :(

Might sound daft, but with the new battery connected, push the fuel cut-off reset switch under the front passenger seat, then try to start the engine again.
 
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