Clore automotive recommends only six seconds of ‘cranking’ and then three minutes of rest. My smart car won’t start and it shows a little key symbol in the centre of the dash, why?
It's one or the other, i would think.
Smart car won't jump start. If your battery is discharged below the level at which it can turn the engine and you are sure that the starter motor isn’t faulty then consider jump starting. Remove the key and unlock the car again. I thought it was weird because i when pressed the 'unlock' button, i didn't hear the click.
If you confirmed that the battery, the fuses, and the ignition switch are working well, move on and look at the starter. A flat battery's one of the most likely culprits when your car won’t start. Some american cars will also do it to some degree.
The first and easiest trouble shoot would be to make certain the battery has a full charge, or jump your battery/electrical from another car, then attempt to start the car. Show activity on this post. If you still hear the clicking noise, you may need to replace the battery with a new one.
A jump start might get you going again but you may need to replace the battery or have a mechanic check it for problems and corrosion. If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device. If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device.
The most common causes that hinders normal starting operation of your jaguar xe are dead key fob battery, dead 12v battery, corrosion on battery terminals, bad alternator, clogged fuel filter, broken starter, blown fuse, empty gas tank, immobilizer error or any fault in the electrical system. Secondly, the process of jump starting a car can cause wear and tear on the battery of a jump starter. This answer is not useful.
If the issue persists, then it is probably the bendix drive. Typically, starting issues will be related to an old battery, but it sounds like you have those squared away. Being that we do not have our winter tires on, our smart has been parked in the driveway for a week.
It turns itself on automatically after 60 seconds if you have not started car after unlocking it. If the car starts, you know for sure that it is not the starter bendix drive. Increasing the voltage with another battery can trigger the charger to start the charging process.
If the car makes a rapid clicking sound when you turn the key but won’t start, it could be the battery. Try putting the fob right over the start button. Or, try the other fob, but i assume you did that.
It's a common feature in european cars. By correctly connecting a set of jump leads to a working car, your car gains a good attachment to the working car's battery positive, and also its battery negative because (observing correct jump. This is so the smart charger won’t electrocute something that isn’t a battery.
I'd suspect that your battery earth/negative lead has a poor connection to the car bodywork. Heat builds up in the battery unit when it is trying to turn an engine over, this is also called cranking. If the car still won’t start after you’ve tried to jump start it, call a professional to assess the problem.
There are a few reasons why a jump start will not work, however. So i'm going to try a jump. If your car battery is severely damaged or the case is broken, or you've been using it.
If the car doesn't start even when you jump start it,. Car won't jump start, just clicks. What a pain taking out the foam cover.
If she starts, take right to advance auto etc. A smart battery charger won’t recognize a battery if the battery’s voltage is below a predetermined safety threshold. The most obvious reason why a jump start is not going to work for your car is that the battery is beyond the ability for a jumpstart to fix.
Then, replace the key and start as normal. Also if you do not have the room or manpower to push start the smart then jump starting is the only option. Sure enough, keys turned, nothing happens.
Under ideal circumstances a jump start is going to work and get your car started. Both of your starting issues have me a bit baffled. Apparently this is the cheat for a fob battery malfunction,.
Your jumper cables' clamps are not making good contact, a jump box is not fully charged, your car battery is completely discharged and needs to charge first. The immobiliser is still on. Just in case you don't check the other thread, the radio is designed to be operated without a key.
How to start a smart car. (if the local government has let them stay open) for a battery check. This morning the car wouldn't start.
But there are other issues, such as a broken alternator or a defective fuel gauge, that could stop it from firing up.