My car wouldn't start and the lights started flashing dimly, I had to disconnect the battery to get it to stop flashing. There was a clicking sound under the windsheild on the cowl, not at the starter.I reconnected the battery but the lights came on and it still wouldn't turn over.
Sounds like you have a bad battery. Measure the voltage; it should be near 12.6 volts. If you find around 11.0 volts or less, the battery has a shorted cell and must be replaced.
August, 28, 2012 AT 5:07 AM
Thanks caradiodoc, I'm a retired Chyrsler worker and on a fixed income so I hope it is only the battery
August, 28, 2012 AT 5:32 AM
If the lights keeps flashing after reinstallation of the battery terminals, it could be the security system has been triggered, which could also be due to a weak battery and occurs during attempted cranking.