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Car won't begin to turn over.

The interior lights will not come on even with jumper cables hooked to a good battery. There's not a sound from the starter or anything.

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Try using commercial grade jumper leads and not the made in china **** you have bought in the euro shop ,they look good with thick cables ??look closely and you will see the actual cable is just about strong enough to to charge a battery ,let alone jump start a detroit will need cables as thick as your middle finger minimum in pure copper with a connector between the two claws .

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