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Old 05-30-2016, 07:22 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Ogsarg View Post
I would think if it was a security thing with the key, you would get nothing as opposed to the click. Assuming the click is the starter solenoid, that indicates insufficient current to turn the starter motor.

The first time we used our solera, we had this happen just after arriving at a campground. I turned it off to go check in and when I returned, got the click. In our case, it turned out that the battery disconnect was not secure and so there was a poor connection there. Once pushed on firmly, it started right up. this is something that could be intermittent.

The other thing to look for is an intermittent shorted cell in the battery. I've had this happen on 3 different cars over the last 10 years. Car starts fine one time and battery seems totally dead the next. When it's working, the battery tests fine. Very frustrating.

Good luck and let us know what you find.
Can you explain in a bit more detail, where the battery disconnect is, and your reference to, pushing it on firmly. Thanks.

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Old 06-04-2016, 09:06 AM   #12
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Look on the firewall directly above the accelerator pedal. You should see the L-shaped connector with a red tab. The red tab is what allows you to disconnect it. In my case, mine just pulled off.

If you pull on it and it won't come off, that would indicate the connection is ok. If it does, push it onto the post till it seats and won't come off without using the tab.

As an aside, I disconnect the battery here if I'm putting it in storage for more than a couple of months.

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