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2005 hyundai sonata: we tried jumping it but it still wont start…

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my sons 2005 hyundai sonata out of nowhere wont start. we tried jumping it but it still wont start. it does nothing. the lights are dim but working. it appears to have a small fuse like item on the battery. is it possible this is the problem; is it the battery or something else.... Read full answer
my sons 2005 hyundai sonata out of nowhere wont start. we tried jumping it but it still wont start. it does nothing. the lights are dim but working. it appears to have a small fuse like item on the battery. is it possible this is the problem; is it the battery or something else.
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2/17/2009
Auto Mechanic: Kenny, Technician replied 10 years ago
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Does the starter make any noise when you try to start the engine?

 

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Customer reply replied 10 years ago
when we turn it on, it does nothing. no noise, no clicking, the lights are on but dim (interior and exterior) and the radio makes clicking noises likes its switching cd's but does not work otherwise.

it was not acting any differently. it worked fine last night. he went out today to go to work and it was just dead. we tried jumping it but it does not crank, click or anything. its like we are not even jumping it.

no lights were on or are on in the cluster panel either. when we turn the key, they do light up (the usual ones) but nothing else.
Auto Mechanic: Kenny, Technician replied 10 years ago
It sounds like a faulty battery. A severely drained battery will not take a jump. So I would either replace the battery or check the water level in the battery top off all the cells with distilled water and charge it over night and retest to see if the vehicle starts then.
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