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    Default 206 GTI 180 won't start

    Hi all,
    Recently bought an 2004 gti 180 but today it won't start. All the dash lights come on as usual, I've even waited 3 secs for them to disappear as some have suggested, but when I turn the key to start the ignition...nothing. I do hear a click, but that's it. Wondering if it's just a flat battery or something more sinister...
    All suggestions welcome.
    Thanks!

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    I would check your battery voltage first, there should be a few 'clicks' not just one for about 3 seconds - thats the fuel pump priming pressure. Could be a dead starter motor since it doesnt turn-over.

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    Thanks kinroh, will check battery. What's a new starter motor worth?
    Thanks!

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    try European Auto Imports

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    Battery is a likely bet.

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    Does sound like a starter motor being sticky.
    Could get a hammer with a rubber handle and give it a whack with the handle, if it starts you know what your problem was! haha.
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    Default 206 GTI 180 won't start

    If the dash lights are bright but dim when you turn key it is usually starter. Quickly test battery by viewing headlights and testing horn for strength. Obviously testing voltage by a multimeter is best.

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    Thanks guys for the replies. I clutch started it and took it for a decent drive. Think it's a dying battery. Really appreciate the help!

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