I've got an old Opel (Vauxhall) Vectra 96 that hasn't been used for a long time. This spring I tested it and the motor started fine, though I had to use jump cables because the battery is completely dead.
I tried again now but when I turn the key the starter doesn't manage to turn and the lights on the dashboard turn off. It's the same even when using jump cables and I also tried disconnecting from the battery's plus pole, just in case the battery was the problem.
Is there a common cause for a short circuit that might cause this or what could it be?