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Old 03-15-2019, 01:57 AM   #15
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Do you happen to have any insurance OBD plug-in device that monitors driving habits?
I had a Progressive Snapshot that drained the battery overnight. A few years ago Progressive was sued for this drainage.
unfortunately i dont have that

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Have you tried jump starting the car? I had a battery issue where the accessories worked, but the starter would not engage. The car started when we jump started it and ended up being a faulty battery.
yes i have tried jump start it, but it still won't work.

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Click click. Battery tested good.

Remove both battery cables and wire brush them. Same with terminals. Try to start again.

If it still doesn't start, have someone tap the starter with a hammer (lightly) as you push the start button. This is probably where the clicking is coming from. Your symptoms sound like a bad starter. If tapping the starter works, don't shut it off and drive to a mechanic
I have checked and cleaned the cables, but still nothing changed. i've heard about tapping the solenoid, but i dont know how it actually looks like, could you show me where is it please ?
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:01 AM   #16
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Check the fuses too. I had the 7.5amp "Stop" fuse blow, and the car wouldn't start.






Also, I just realized I have never changed my fob battery. Same battery from 2012.




EDIT: If a battery is really dead, you may need 2 sets of jumper cables to get the car to start. (especially if you have cheaper ones with small gauge wire)
i will try to check the fuses asap, the battery is good, i even tried borrowing a new battery but its outcome is the same.

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When you had the battery tested, did the mechanic just test the voltage at rest or did they perform a load test? Sometimes batteries can test okay at rest but voltage drops when load is applied. I wouldn't completely rule out the battery being the issue until you have it load tested.

Starter would be my next guess if the battery actually is fine though.
they did a load test too, i just forgot to take note of the numbers but its still normal, almost like a new battery.
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yes i have tried jump start it, but it still won't work.



I have checked and cleaned the cables, but still nothing changed. i've heard about tapping the solenoid, but i dont know how it actually looks like, could you show me where is it please ?
The starter failing would not cause all the dash lights to go out. You have a fuse or wiring issue someplace. Did you recently do anything to the car at all? A common issue is people that do work but do not reinstall the ground on the block properly.
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Hey guys, sorry for reviving old thread. I have exactly the same symptoms. Tried a different (new) battery, jump start and it wont even try to crank.

Car is '13 BRZ Limited, 45k (5k on mew engine). Any ideas?
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Hey guys, sorry for reviving old thread. I have exactly the same symptoms. Tried a different (new) battery, jump start and it wont even try to crank.

Car is '13 BRZ Limited, 45k (5k on mew engine). Any ideas?
Standard, or auto?
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Well, shit. There goes the clutch switch idea. Do you get any good hard clicks? Light ones?
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Hey guys, sorry for reviving old thread. I have exactly the same symptoms. Tried a different (new) battery, jump start and it wont even try to crank.

Car is '13 BRZ Limited, 45k (5k on mew engine). Any ideas?
New engine? Check how tight the ground strap is to the bell housing.
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Well, shit. There goes the clutch switch idea. Do you get any good hard clicks? Light ones?
No clicks at all. Just the usual light show and needle dance in the dash
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Update: car now at dealership who installed new engine. they "jumped" the starter and the car started right up. They suspect an issue with the key fob and immobilizer system.
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"Final" Update: they check techstream and found no issues at all. After jumping the starter the car continued to start flawlessly on it's own.

I have changed the battery on the key fob but it seems it was working OK. I hate self-fixing issues as I now fear it will happen again at the most inconvenient time & place
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"Final" Update: they check techstream and found no issues at all. After jumping the starter the car continued to start flawlessly on it's own.

I have changed the battery on the key fob but it seems it was working OK. I hate self-fixing issues as I now fear it will happen again at the most inconvenient time & place
I repeat. Check the ground connection on the flywheel. If it is loose or dirty then their "jumping" the starter may well have made it connect well enough again. The first time it gets wet or jostled you could loose power again. It may be fine but it is a simple check to be sure. Since it get's disconnected for an engine pull we have seen it as an issue with your exact same symptoms on here many times.
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Evil technology!
Horse buggies never had key fobs!

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Horse buggies never had key fobs!

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You ever try to get a horse that doesn't want to move going?


Oh and they did have fobs for the stubborn ones.




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