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It wont start. Nothing at all. Neither key fobs will even…

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It wont start. Nothing...

It wont start. Nothing at all. Neither key fobs will even lock doors. A charger that i put on battery says charged. The key had been left turned up a click overnight when i put up windows due to rain.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fob's battery?

How?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Buick?

I have had to press the buttons several times to get doors locked/unlocked lately.

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Buick?

2006 rendezvous

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Rendezvous yourself? What have you tried so far?

Just attached a charger to battery. It says its charged.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I hurriedly put up windows before the rain by just turning the key up a notch but not starting the car. Then accidently left it like that overnight.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Buick
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Buick Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If the key was left on overnight and now the vehicle is electrically dead then you can be pretty certain the problem is a dead battery. You won't be able to rely on a consumer grade battery charger to give you an actual indication of battery health.

What I would recommend is either a jump start (not always reliable), swapping in a known good battery, or having this battery load tested. Most big chain parts stores such as Autozone or even Wal-Mart will test batteries for free.

I hope that helps! My goal is your satisfaction today. If you feel I've been professional and helpful, your 5-star rating at this time is most appreciated. However, if you still need my help you can reply back here and I'll respond as soon as possible! Thank you!

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