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Car Won't Work. HELP!!!

From beginning to end.. Was cleaning my car today, let me kid "pretend to drive" while I did this. He played and messed with stuff, but nothing was left on. I didn't even have the keys in it when he was in there. Well, a few hours later.. I went to start my car and it won't work. Put the key in the ignition, turned it over, nothing. Tried to turn it back to take key out. Key won't come out now. When I turn the key on.. there is no power to anything. NO radio, no lights, no dinging from doors being open. Looked up everything possible. Nothing has worked. I have turned the key to the on position, let it sit for 15 mins(3 times), tried to jump start the car, unhooked battery cables and let them stay off for 15 mins and then rehooked, put the key in the doors and locked and unlocked them, jiggled the gear shift to see if it wasn't in park all the way, jiggled the key and steering wheel and still nothing. The security light isn't flashing. I called some mechanics, they have no answer except anything I have tried. Does anyone have a clue what else I can try? I am at a loss. Please help!!

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Check the battery like this:
Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.
If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.
Check that the battery cable plus post, goes to the starter, Minus post to a good ground, like the engine.
If wiring is ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection, and proper voltage at the starter.
Problem is most likely the Solenoid's bendix gear or starting relay, Have someone bang on the starter while you try to start the car. This usually works by dislodging the bendix gear..
Hope this helps.

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Put a battery tester on it.just with the door open it will kill battery

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Did you check battery could be death.Gas pedal is moving,under steering wheel any wires damaged.It is full park position.

Posted on May 02, 2013

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    Bogdan Odwazny May 02, 2013

    did you check battery could be death.Gas pedal is moving,under steering wheel any wires damaged.It is full park position.

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