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Walnut Creek, CA
The car won't start. I put the key into the car, I get the dinging noise, lights are on in the vehicle when I open the door. I go to start the car, and nothing turns on, clock is reset, radio station presets are gone, and the dashboard lights dim, such as the check engine, check oil, SRS and all that dim. The car is still off and unresponsive. I got a jump from someone to drive to to my house. The car was runing for about 5 minutes, I turned the car off. I got out of the car, and used my auto-lock on my keychain, and the pwoerlocks would NOT work. They tried to, and moved some, but refused to lock completely. Had to manually do it. Tried using key again, beeping, and responsive, but will not start. I've owned this car for about 4 months now, the battery looks like the original. The car has 53,000 miles on it. Any Ideas? Some say Starter, some battery, some altenator? Any way to check without paying 6 bazillion dollars in repair checks?