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Car wont crank

My car wont crank after my husband had radio on without engine on, now my car wont crank. we have checked battery and wires. it all seems to point to the anti-theft system. its a 1999 mitsubishi diamante. can u help?

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    outdoorsman5 May 11, 2010

    How do you know the battery is fully charged? I don't see how just having the radio on could cause a problem with the Anti-theft system.



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Turn key on & off five times in a row. Wait 30 sec. & try again. If it doesn't start wait ten min. with key on & start car.

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