Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.
My car would not start yesterday.
When the ignition was turned, all that could be heard was a continuous clicking which then slowed after a while, when I left the key in for some time.
Since then I have changed the battery and the car now starts fine.
Could I have caused any damage to the starter solenoid by holding the key in place for 1 minute while attempting to start the car. I tried few times for about 5-10 clicks only, but one time I probably tried for longer than I should and held the key in the ignition for about 1 minute or so, while the solenoid clicked away.
I spoke to someone who said that the car would be fine, however if anyone could clarify this It would put my mind at rest.
Vehicle info: Vauxhall Astra, (SRI) '07 plate