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I once had an issue where my car wouldn't start, took my bike to school and said screw if ill deal with it later . (This was in November if i remember as it was cold af outside )
I replaced the starter solenoid to find the same classic click (in a parking lot)

Checked voltage of the battery ,and I had over 12v

I then thought it was related from my command start that I installed a month prior,(40$ system from princess auto)
I soldered everything in mind you, so ended up desoldering the entire system including my anti grind relay I put in as I figured you get what you pay for and it failed

Well after about 6 hrs and being dark out and removing my command start completely and trying a new solenoid , it still had the same issue .

Decided to triple check the battery and found it had like 5 v going to it .
The difference was I put it on the battery cables this time not the posts..

Tightend the battery post and boom . Starts no problem..

I ended up wasting probably 10 hrs for something as simple as a tightening a bolt.

I learned my lesson after that and always Check the easiest thing first . When I train people at work for diagnosing control boards I tell them this story to show why you should never overlook the simplest thing.

Command start still works after 12 years btw LOL and I replaced the battery connections the next day as they were the original and were worn out.

This still haunts me LOL
 
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