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Morning All

Got back from holiday (2 weeks) the car left on the drive no problems when last used.
Came to startup this morning nothing works, electrically dead.
Step 1:Charge the battery (100%) Not a peep, still dead.
Step 2: Change the battery in the key fob (not a peep still dead)
Could anyone help, the lady wife would like to go shopping.

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What's the battery reading?

Have you put a meter across it?

Anything under 12.2v after a full charge indicates a knackered battery which, if more than four years old is probably the case.

Also check the passenger foot well for water ingress if any is found then you need to identify the source and also deal with any resultant corrosion or damage to the fuseboard in the passenger footwell.

If the battery reads OK then check the earth connections, particularly the one at the back of the battery.
 

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I had the same last year after lock down.
Parked up on drive all well, no probs at all.
Left it standing for a couple of weeks and hey presto dead battery.
Got AA out to jump start and his words " Battery is knackered mate".
Halfords next day and got them to install a new one.
Sorted............................Jobs a gooden.
 

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Thank you gents apologise for the delay in answering,
Well what a couple of expensive days have gone by.
Day 1: Battery checked 3.4 volts, charged up 100% power button pressed = loud clunk nothing else ????
Battery checked 3.7 volts.looking good for a new battery.
£86 later new battery purchased and fitted, Still nothing.
Had enough the lady wife called in homestart. Smashin mechanic, checked the battery full charge so ok.
Apparently due to me changing the battery the cars electronics did not recognise the key fob, soon sorted by holding the key fob on the power button for 5secs. Also told that having the car immobilised and locked for over a week the battery drained. I was shown a email from exide the car should be run for a minimum 10 miles to recharge the 4volts a week battery drain.
The mechanic recharged the old battery for a mug of tea and a couple of jaffa cakes

Thanks again for the information.
 
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