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Working fine, bad rain, parked under trees, now won't turn over. Could something have gottten wet? Never had ant problems before.

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  • Anti-Deterrent ECU:
    This is also possibility especially someone else drive your car. This is very common if you lend your car to someone. The symptom of this condition is "No noise or sound at all" when ignition key is turned. If this is faulty, the symptom will be the complete ignition kill. Therefore, you will not heard and clicking sound or engine turning at all. If this is the problem, you can easily reset the Anti-Deterrent by using your key. Stand out side of the car and close all doors. Insert the key into the driver side door and turn the key to clockwise and counterclockwise for three four cycles. Basically, you are lock, unlock for 4 times and this procedure will reset the anti-deterrent ECU. If this happen to you, its quite scary at first, but the solution is very simple.
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      Ricky Gittins Dec 07, 2011

      I just fixed my Daughters car this way, because testing or replacing the starter is a real job, it's under the intake manifold.

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