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Roy Belding
Roy Belding, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Buick
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My daughter was listening to the radio with the key turned

Customer Question

Hi....
JA: What is the model/year of your Buick?
Customer: My daughter was listening to the radio with the key turned forward and the car not running. When I tried to start it it wouldn't 2007 rendezvous
JA: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?
Customer: Key looks fine.... I hear a clicking noise from the fuse area and from inside the car sounding like coming from speakers and radio area
JA: Are you fixing your Rendezvous yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I tried jumping it
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 9 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I will be glad to assist. Please allow me a moment to gather some information.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Sure...
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 9 months ago.

ok, do you have a volt meter to check the battery voltage??? it sounds like low voltage

what happened when you tried to jump it??

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It didn't start.... acts like a low battery
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 9 months ago.

ok, thanks

do you have a volt meter??

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
The clicking is weird to me... my power locks do not work... no meter
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I left the car... it's still clicking inside and out without the key in and everything off
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 9 months ago.

thats from low voltage.

off the bat I say you have a bad battery. if you replace it yourself, I suggest you get a cheap voltmeter at a parts store so we can verify the alternator is working

Roy

Expert:  Roy Belding replied 9 months ago.

how are you making out