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When you say it just ticks, is this a 1-tick per ignition cycle? Or a rapid, repeating clicking?
Great, thanks. The rapid, repeating clicking is a sign of a battery that has less than 12v. Accessories like radio, power windows, ect, don't need a full 12v to operate. Whereas the Starter needs a full, solid 12v to turn the engine over. If you have access to a volt meter, you can confirm this by taking a reading across the battery terminals. Anything less than 12v and the battery may need to be replaced. I would also recommend that the charging system (alternator) be tested to make sure it's not the root of the problem and not re-charging the battery enough. If you do not have access to a volt meter, most big-chain parts stores will test both the battery and the alternator for Free. Please remember to leave a rating using the 'stars' or click 'Accept'. A 5-star rating is much appreciated! Rating or accepting my answer does not cost you extra.
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