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    confused Non starting SRI

    Had a cracking couple of weeks with my beloved veccy... I only bought it around the end of december, and for the first few weeks or so it ran like a dream. Then the problems started

    One morning it wouldn't start- completely dead other than a clicking noise when i tried to turn the key. Called the AA out and the guy jump started it with one of their super dooper batteries. I took it to Vx and they changed the battery on it for a bigger one. Problem solved.

    Until this Monday morning. Went out to start it, and got a repeat of the clicking. Only this time, the interior lights, dashboard lights, and central locking refused to do anything! Out comes the AA man again, and jump starts me- using the big fat battery again, plus jump leads from his van too!

    I scoured this site, and started panicking big time about what it could have been- alternator, relay, electrics generally

    Back to dealer.........

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    Turns out- dealer managed to pinpoint the problem to a handsfree phone cradle thing that was on the car when i bought it. Only problem- I've had to fork out just short of £40 for them to tell me this cos the cradle wasn't covered by the warranty!!! Aaaarggghhhh!

    Relieved it wasn't something more serious, but feel so annoyed that it was something so simple all along!!

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    Sounds like you have some sort of electrical drain going on, they can be a real pain to find. If it's under warranty Vauxhall should sort it, if not, or you get fed up a trying a good auto electrician should be able to find it but it's a case of finding where the drain is, testing amps draw and all sorts of boring stuff. Alternator could be a good guess, wouldn't be the first time a dodgy diode had caused an alternator to back drain.

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    Glad you got it sorted. The easier the better IMO.

    Ps. Loving the enticing avatar.

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