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    Vehicle : Saab

    Trim : 9-3 Vert

    Engine : 2.0

    Year : 2000

    Default Car wont start

    All I get is a click.

    Battery doesnt seem flat though as I have lights.
    No car and spanner light though so doesnt look like immobiliser Anything I can check to proove its the battery and not something else?

    I presume attaching another car to it and trying to jumpstart incase it isnt the battery is a big mistake?

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    Just to add. If I lock the car with the remote it immediately unlocks.

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    If the battery falls under 10V, lights will still come on but no enough voltage to spin the starter. You need a multimeter so you can see what is going on battery and alternator wise (is the battery getting charged?). I would say they are your first port of call.

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    Going to give breakdown a call as I dont have access to a multimeter at work

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    Will just need a jump start if when started warning lights come on and then car dies its alternator

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAVIDD88 View Post
    Will just need a jump start if when started warning lights come on and then car dies its alternator
    Why dows stuff always break every single time I list my cars for sale.....

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    because it knows its going its like dont sell me ill be good my last car did the same started giving me s**t in the last couple of months of ownership

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    Battery is dead. So not as bad as it could be.

    Next question, best place to get a 90Ah battery?

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    eurocar parts with a discount code, or i can give u a members price at vauxhall if you want.

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    Ill have a look on ecp and give local dealer a call. Why do Halfords and ecp think I need a 68Ah /70Ah battery? Would this be ok?

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