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It turns out I had 2 fuses that were burnt out. Some ignition one and the alternator fuse under the hood. I'm hoping they were blown when the car was initially jumped and there is no other underlying cause. Thank you for your responses they were very helpful.


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There are several reasons why a car would not even attempt to start. A few to try first... Flat battery - you have tested this, so we can assume it's ok. Loose/poor connection to the battery - this would result in no power to anything, so I'm guessing this isn't the problem as you have some power Immobiliser - If you have one fitted, this might have got ...


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If the battery is fine, then you may have a fuse issue, which headlights not turning on at all would be a strong indication of (those are incandescent/halogen types, so they put out some kind of light down to scary low voltage and amperage). Check fuses for the components not working and replace any blown ones with the proper rated fuse, which is usually ...


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If you are not getting any clicking from the starter, that means the solenoid is not engaging. 99% chance that it is the starter. Remove the starter and take it for a test to any local shop. Make sure it produces at least 60 amps of current or it will not turn your engine over. More help available here


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Take the starter off, take it down to your nearest AutoZone/O'Reilly's/Checker/etc. auto parts store and have them bench check it for you. I'll bet your solenoid is no longer functioning, and therefor your starter has quit working.


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Anything sensitive enough to be destroyed by an undervoltage condition will at least be protected by a relay, so it is highly unlikely you have damaged anything in the car.



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