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New battery it clicks once when i try to start

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Remove battery terminals and clean both posts and terminals
with sandpaper until you see shiny metal. The black coating is lead sulphate which has a high resistance to current flow both into and out of the battery. It may also be necessary to ensure that the battery is fully charged first

Posted on Jul 23, 2013

Testimonial: "yes all clean, but it clicks once when i press start where the 2 fuses are and battery wires go there also a black cube"

  • Bill Boyd Jul 23, 2013

    I am guessing that the black cube is a relay . If so it will have 3- 4 wires underneath it To will go from the start switch to earth and the other 2 will go from the battery circuit to the starter solenoid. check both fuses as well.

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