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Starting trouble A4

When ignition turned on and then tried to start the car the battery light goes off and there is no sound from the motor.

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    starter relay is not getting power and all wires and connectors are in tact and connected



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It does sound like there's a bad connection either on your battery itself, or at the end of the earthing strap to the chassis or engine block. Check the battery connections first, make sure they are nice and clean, smeared with Vaseline and properly tightened. If that makes no difference find the earthing strip and clean that connection too.

Oh, and while you are under the bonnet / hood check the thick cables going to the starter motor in case any are slack or burned.

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