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Tried to start the car but it wouldn't turnover & makes tick tick sounds & the lights flash on the indicator panel

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Maybe not... this could be just a bad battery cable... the cable connects to the battery and then to the car. If it's not well grounded then even with a strong battery you'd find that when you try to start the car, everything goes dead... then it may "recover" enough after a few seconds or minutes and you'd hear some relays clicking as it regained power... but if you try to start the car again the high demand for juice and the faulty connection will result in the same thing

If the battery is good check and replace the battery cables.

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You have a dead BATTERY

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