K11 Micra won't start? Any suggestions?

will_halligan

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Left the headlights on overnight the other day by accident and then when I went back to the car, everything was out.

When I turned the ignition to the first step none of the lights came on and it couldn't even remember the time. So I jump started the car and and that worked fine and then after an hour or so of leaving it running all the lights worked and so did the radio.

I then turned off the car and tried to start the engine without jump starting and the lights went on and then dimmed and there was just a constant clicking.

Has been doing this for a while even after leaving the car idle, and running for a good 4 hours or so.

Any suggestions would be helpful?

Thanks in advance,

- Will (Y)
 

frank

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you need to check that its charging ok first will (14v) and nothing is draining it, then new battery needed ?
 
true but if it was fine untill it was left over night and the battery fully discharged, if its old it may not be able to recover or hold a charge.

but as frank said check the alternator if thats okay

charge the battery fully (out the car)

then see if it has a strong start, but if its weak then id say the battery is faffed

(i like making up new words for stuffed, ####ed etc tis fun lol)
 

Scott

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My mum did that on hers and the battery was useless afterwards. New battery and all was good.
 

Guy

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Remember, ordinary lead-acid batteries REALLY don't like going completely flat, it knackers the plates inside. Looks like a new battery unfortunately :down:.
 

magpie

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Remember, ordinary lead-acid batteries REALLY don't like going completely flat, it knackers the plates inside. Looks like a new battery unfortunately :down:.


+1 I would say your battery is fragged once they get dragged down below 85% capacity generally they will not recover full charge.

sometimes with a lead acid you can gently trickle charge them but from your comments I would say it's new battery time
 
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will_halligan

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alright guys thanks for the comment, i will try some of these out and if none of them work then i think i need a new battery.

anyway thanks alot guys :)
 

r-reg-sr

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check the battery isnt totaly gone first
and the famous ignition switch wares out too eventually
 

r-reg-sr

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yeh but if it was the ignition switch then it wouldn't even make the clicking sound, would it? :fwn

cliking round the front starter area would sugest a battery weak or starter problem
igniton switch going, threw up a nats fault on the diagnostic machine and can lead to some strange noises
and i swear i looked at my hand when turning the ignition and it was like invisible for a moment:laugh:
 
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