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I have a 2012 Kia Optima. When I tried to start it I got

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I have a 2012 Kia Optima. When I tried to start it I got nothing; no clicking sound indicating a loose connection or anything. I turned the lights on and started it (to see if it was a battery issue) the lights went out altogether. I started it again, this time holding the key in the start position, and it started after a few seconds. Could it be the ignition itself, or something else?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer working afternoon till just after midnight.

When you say it started for a few seconds was the engine actually running or did it just crank for a few seconds?

Do you have a volt meter so we can test some things?

With the current info this looks more like a dirty battery connection concern than a ignition switch issue.

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Thanks Moose.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

  • I am contacting you because the post has not been closed out/completed.
  • It appears you were not pleased with my help.
  • If more assistance is needed, reply and let me know, also let me know what it is you're needing to be pleased.
  • This post is coming up on the 7 day mark where it times out. When a post times out, that means it's no longer on my active list (you reply and I never know it.)
  • You have already paid the fees to get this question answered, and I do not want you to leave having paid for something that did not meet your wants/needs and myself not receiving a feedback selection from yourself.

Thanks Chris

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