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did ALL the electrics die, including the stereo ???

did it stay dead for 5-10 minutes then come back to life...?

if so its a problem with the starter motor and solinoid.

quick fix is to pop the bonnet and tap the battery on the bit between the terminals (theres a big overload bi-metalic strip in that part of the battery, if you gently tap it with a hammer it will be encouraged to pop back into place).
(it worked for me, as a quick fix, and diagnosis)

i had similar problems and ended up having to replace the battery and starter motor on my laggy1 (twice over 2006/7)

the current overload by the starter caused the battery to eventually fail. i replaced mine with the biggest i could get that would fit, have now got a 130A battery, it was originally a dinky 65Ah one.

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