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My smax has just wont turn on or start- I have tried

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my smax has just wont turn on or start- I have tried disconnecting the battery but to no avail. I cant understand what has happened. It is on our drive and one of my kids just got something from it and then when i went out to go to shops the LED side lights were on the car open and it wont event do anything
JA: Lots of things can cause problems with the battery. The Ford Mechanic will know what to do. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: i will call garage in the morning
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Customer: no
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: UK Ford
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

Hi im kevin so if you get in car and turn ignition on does dash light up ? Do lights work as normal? Do door locks work?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no none
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
however when i disconnect the battery and reconnect i can lock door and open them on th ekey fob. But thats it!!
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

It sounds like battery is low to be honest do you have access to charger ?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i think i have one in my garage. why would it get low in just a few hours though?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Also could i jump start it?
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

If car wasnt locked all computers dont shut down causing a draw you could try a jump start

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
ok i will try to jump start although looking at where battery is im not sure how to get it out to charge unkess i can charge whist its in the car after disconnected?
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

You can charge on car

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
OK - any reason you dont think its the immobiliser??
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

You would have dash lights if immobiliser was stopping from starting

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
OK i just realised that i had locked the car and closed bonnet so i just tried to get in by unlocking but of course there is no power. I am frantically trying to find th eplatic key (if we have one) to gain access!!
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

So your trying to find lock on car correct ?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no worries
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

Have you tryed to start yet

Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

please remember to rate

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