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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-09-2019, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by caferacermike View Post
A weird thing you can try for your issue. Before hitting the start button turn your key to on, turn on your brights and let them sit for 2 minutes. That draw will warm up your battery and allow the magic bits to hit your starter with a lot more amperage. Be wise about doing this if your battery is old and might drain down first.
I tried your "weird" idea and it worked! I only tried it once though, but will test it a few more times. I left the brights on for just 30sec.

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