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I have lost all...

I have lost all power to the car. Nothing works at all. No lights , no ignition, no dashboard lights even the central locking.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?

I opened the car on friday afternoon as normal when finishing work.The lights flashed and door cluncked open as normal. I got into the car and plugged in my ipod whilst turning the ignition on and everything was dead.

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

Its a Citroen c4 vtr+ on a 61 plate.

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

I tried checking the fuses but all seemed ok. Although there was a constant clicking noise coming from the glove compartment. Also there was a strong smell coming from the battery compartment.

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

No. I just want to understand the complete loss of power before i start paying any money out.

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UK Auto Mechanic: Peter Zavarelli,
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Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Since you had a smell from the battery area this issue here can be due to a faulty battery.If the battery has a shorted cell or open cell in it this causes this fault here with the battery needing replaced.If you have not had the battery tested to see if it is faulty this needs done.I would also check and make sure the battery cables are clean and tight at the battery as well as this can cause this fault.One of these here is usually the cause for this issue.

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service,your 5 star rating is appreciated ( should be a link to click on here or above).You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.Keep in mind in some cases it can be difficult to fully diagnose or help repair your vehicle without seeing it and I work on delivering the best possible answer from what I see to work with.

Thanks Pete

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