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My will start , but all my lights come on and battery meter stays between 9and 14 . turn the key every thing goes dead.

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You need a new battery or it needs to be charged. Hope this helps!?

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Replace battery, and then take vehicle to your local shop that will do a charging/starting system test to make sure the battery was the only failure!
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Posted on Apr 23, 2010

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