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Hi there, I would think (from the info that you've given) that it's more likely to be the battery - it takes a lot less energy to illuminate the lights, than it does to start an engine.

If you can use a set of jump leads (and another car, of course), then it should start with a bit of persuasion - colder weather reduces a battery's electrical capacity and also makes the engine harder to turn over (which is why this has happened, when previously it was okay).

If you can't get use of jump leads - you can use a battery charger (or one of these Power Packs) to start the car (I had to do this last week), but please take care when connecting & disconnecting the leads. This has the advantage of not needing to re-code any items, as the battery was never disconnected.

Hope this helps,


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