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Got my sister a smartie a few years back, it was driven daily without issues and now been parked 2 months.
She went to start,
no lights on dash
No brake lights
(Battery checks out as full)
-still need to check battery slots in the OBD2

tried the trick using yellow lever to force car into N and move vehicle and try and wake up
Removed battery cables and let sit an hour

still nothing on dash

Any thoughts on how to get her back on the road, the vehicle is probably only worth a grand at this point so it’s pointless to Bring to dealer :(

Thank you guys.


My thoughts now are to maybe not trust battery and swap/check?
Some kind of reset procedure with ECU?
drive it off a bridge?
 

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If you have a battery booster, I would try that or a spare battery first.
Not having any lights on the dash suggests to me major power issues. With it sitting a while, if a new battery doesn't improve things I'd start looking for a mouse nest.
Probably worth checking the fuses in the battery well while you're in there.
 

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I’ll check fuses and try a different battery (i tested it. But maybe my voltmeter is off.

if anyone else has a suggestion, please let me know.
 

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A load tester is the best way to test a battery. A weak battery may show 12v on just a voltage tester but not have any “depth” to the charge.
 
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