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Turn the key and nothing happens, waited a few minutes, turned the key again and it started

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It could be the switch that the key goes into is wearing out.I hope this helps you.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Sometimes whe I turn the ket to start my 2002

i would say its a bad connection on the battery,does the lights dim when you try starting or does everything seem normal,take a good look at the battery termanals i think you have aloose wire.please rate this answer.adrian,,,,,,,

Posted on Aug 24, 2010

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