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When you drain the battery that bad, you will need to charge that battery if it's to dead to jump start.
Do you have a battery charger? Did you try to leave the car that is jumping you running for 10 mins before trying to start it?
This is what I would do. I know the car is not home. But I would remove the battery take it home and put it on a charger to charge it up, then bring it back and install it and see if that gets you going. Other wise if the battery is 3 to 4 years old, you may just want to replace it.
When you hook jumper cables to the car, does the head lights come on and some accessories of the car?
Clicking noises do indicate a weak battery. But the head lights should come on if you are jump starting the car. If the head lights do not come on when cables are hooked up to the battery, you may want to check the main fusible link. But if that link is blown, the dash would not turn on and allot of things would not power up.
I would see if you can take the battery out and charge it up or replace it and go from there if you can't get it to jump start.
Do you have any more questions on this?
Absolutely, corrosion is resistance. Plus you want to check the Fusible link as well. That is located off the positive battery terminal. See image.
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When it doesn't start, what does the car do when you try to start it?
Example, Does the ignition come on, but the car doesn't start? What does it actually do, if you can give me details.
If no lights come on when this happens, it's a poor connection at the battery. What I normally do is open the hood, turn the head lights on. The lights will most likely not come on when this acts up. Then loosen and twist the negative battery cable clock wise and then counter clock wise. When doing this at any point the lights come on. Tighten the terminal in that location ( making sure it's in a different spot than original ). If nothing happens doing this with the negative cable, then try the positive.
Give that a try and let me know how you make out.
If the battery terminal ends are dirty or have corrosion on them, they should be cleaned to ensure a good connection to the battery.
When the car is off, the security light will come on and the steering wheel will go into the Lock Position. But when you have a poor connection on the battery, the security light takes like no power to blink. But when you try to press the start button to start the car, if the connection is not good on the battery, it would not allow enough electrical current to flow to power up the vehicle.
Have you ever heard of Spray 9 or Simple Green ?
They are a all purpose cleaners. I spray down the terminals outside and I soak them good. Then I take a garden hose with a spray nozzle and hose the terminal ends and you would be surprised how clean you can get them.