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Temperatures Slightly Below Freezing (30 deg F)-All Dash Lights Come On-Car won't Start

Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:46 pm

I was hoping some had suggestions.

One other symptom. Continuous alarm sound.

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Re: Temperatures Slightly Below Freezing (30 deg F)-All Dash Lights Come On-Car won't Start

Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:30 pm

Sounds like an issue with the 12 volt battery. Might need some water added, or likely replaced at this point if it's the original battery.
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Re: Temperatures Slightly Below Freezing (30 deg F)-All Dash Lights Come On-Car won't Start

Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:27 am

Thanks for your suggestion.

Yesterday when the car wouldn't start, I turned the windshield wipers on and they seemed to be perhaps just a little bit slower than normal but not slow enough for me to suspect the 12V battery. The car hadn't been driven for about a week and during that week it was significantly colder.

Today, slightly warmer, per your advice, I measured the battery voltage. It was 11.97 Volts.

I started the car and it started normally. On colder days is there a low temperature cutout limit?

When the car is armed by temporarily turning the key to its furthest position, is there a certain amount of current that must be supplied to ensure starting?

The car is a 2012 and the battery has been maintained, but I suspect that a new battery would have prevented this issue.

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