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My car ran fine earlier today, I went to start it a few min. ago and i made a split second sound like it was going to start then nothing. the lights wont even turn on.

I dont think its the battery because I drove it only a few hours ago and no lights were on. I also am sceptical because of the strange sound it made when I first turned the key...

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It sounds like a battery issue. New cars have a built-in voltage sensor that when it drops below a certain cranking amp level it will disconnect all power to the vehicle. It happened to me once. Try jumping it, if it starts it's the battery. Also clean the terminals as they do create a corrosive gunk around the positive terminal that cuts power from going into the wire. Some baking soda, a little water and an old toothbrush go a long way here. Also, if you have a battery terminal brush, even better. But be careful with any stuff falling on your eyes, clothes or skin.

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