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Running fine..it quite literally dies on me, and cannot start up again

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I was just in my car, getting ready to head out. It was running fine, but after I turn out the lights it quite literally dies on me, and cannot start up again. What happened?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Glenn replied 8 years ago.

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My name is Glenn. I would like to try to help you with your question.

 

If you turn the lights back on will it start?

 

Has there been another other problems recently with the way the engine runs?

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Tried starting it with the lights off, and the lights on. Either way it doesnt work, and now the doesnt light up either.

Also there is a strange noise coming from the dashboard when I try to light up the headlights.
Expert:  Glenn replied 8 years ago.

Hello again.

 

You said Tried starting it with the lights off, and the lights on. Either way it doesnt work, and now the doesnt light up either.

Also there is a strange noise coming from the dashboard when I try to light up the headlights.

It sounds like you may have a battery issue... I'd suggest you try starting your car with a JUMPER CABLES connected to another vehicle. If you have access to a DVOM (Digital Volt Ohm Meter) I can help you test further if necessary.

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