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Octavia (2007) is not responding to key. Opened door

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Octavia (2007) is not responding to key. Opened door manually but no response from car when trying to start - no clicking sound and all dashboard is blank. Is it the key or the car that is the problem?

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

From what you have described here this sounds like a fault with a low/weak battery.I would try a jump start and see if the vehicle then starts and runs.If it does most likely you just need to have the battery re charged to correct this fault.To be safe if it does start and after it is recharged I would have the battery tested in the vehicle to see if it needs replaced.

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Thanks Pete

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you for your reply. This was also my first thought, however in the past when the battery has been 'dead' there was a clicking sound when I tried the ignition where there is absolutely no response here. I did replace the battery about 18 months or so ago but that doesn't rule out it being low I guess. Also, all the screens on the dashboard are totally blank, which is a new one for me.

It sounds like in the past you had some power in the battery when it was very weak/dead allowing the clicking noises and possibly some electronics to work but now since it has sat for 3 weeks it may be completely dead allowing no electronics to work and no clicking noises.

I would have it jump started or recharged and tested to see if it needs replaced.It may just need to be recharged and may have slowly died out over the 3 weeks it wasnt used.

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Thanks Pete

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