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I've got the same clicking:won't star problem. Ideas? 2010

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Hi I've got the same clicking:won't star problem. Ideas?
JA: What is the model/year of your Lexus?
Customer: 2010 rx350
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Holding the fob close to the ignition button. Turning the wheel. Pressing harder on the brake pedal
JA: Do you have power steering? Have you checked the power steering fluid?
Customer: Not sure. I think I hVe it
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not that I can think of tx
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Lexus
Expert:  Edward replied 4 months ago.

Hello and thanks for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will do all I can to help.

Expert:  Edward replied 4 months ago.

This sounds like it could be a low voltage issue with the battery to me. Have you tried to jumpstart it yet with another vehicle by chance?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
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Expert:  Edward replied 4 months ago.

Hello, Have you tried to jumpstart the vehicle by chance?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
What do you need to call me?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Hello?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Hellooio?
Expert:  Edward replied 4 months ago.

I do not need to call you, that is a premium service that we don't need yet in my opinion. I was just wondering if you have tried to jumpstart the vehicle yet?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Any other ideas?
Expert:  Edward replied 4 months ago.

I would have to scan for codes if jumpstarting it didn't help.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Let me try to jump it
Expert:  Edward replied 4 months ago.

Alright, let me know what happens.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Do you know what "accessory mode " is?? On the start button
Expert:  Edward replied 4 months ago.

Yes, you push the start button twice without pressing the brake pedal to get it in acc. mode. correct?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Earlier I turned the car off when it was not in park.
Expert:  Edward replied 4 months ago.

I understand. I don't believe that should lock it out though, You don't see any security light staying on do you?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Could it be the key fob battery? To
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
The security's lock is blinking red
Expert:  Edward replied 4 months ago.

Alright, does the fob lock the doors and unlock the vehicle?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Now it's not
Expert:  Edward replied 4 months ago.

It could be low voltage on the battery as well. Did jumpstarting it not help any?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Trying that now. Other car just arrived
Expert:  Edward replied 4 months ago.

Alright, sounds good.

Expert:  Edward replied 4 months ago.

Any luck with that?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Nope still just clicking
Expert:  Edward replied 4 months ago.

Are the lights blinking or did the alarm go off by chance?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Door is dinging. No alarms
Expert:  Edward replied 4 months ago.

Alright, let me opt out, another expert can assist, if jumping didn't help I'm afraid that was my main suggestion. thank you.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
We'll c
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 4 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If you're hearing clicking when trying to start the engine it's very possible that you have a dead battery, but the problem could also be cables or connections, if you just get a single click then the starter is the most likely cause.

Are the headlamps normal brightness?