After removing a stuck key from the ignition, it will not stay started?

Tiny
AYSHA K. M. SALAZAR
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  • 2014 HONDA PILOT
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 111,000 MILES
So, the key to my car broke and it was stuck in the ignition. I told my boyfriend, but he forgot to get it out so the next day my battery had drained. So, he got key out hooked car up to the battery jumper it didn't want to start at first but then it did three times but shut off a couple seconds after. I plugged in my code reader but when I turned the key again all the lights inside the car were blinking and so was my code reader. I turned it off after that but tried to turn the key and had no lights or anything coming on. Scared to try again I'm not sure if it needs a new battery or why it would immediately shut off if it was absolutely fine yesterday and has half tank of gas.
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Monday, August 1st, 2022 AT 2:20 PM

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Tiny
KEN L
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Yes, it does sound like the battery is bad, or you have a bad connection at the battery, we can test the battery without equipment if you follow this guide:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-battery-load-test

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/everything-goes-dead-when-engine-is-cranked

Here are instructions on how to change the battery out. Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know what happens.

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 AT 9:19 AM

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