Q: Q: Car refusing to start

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My car won't start up.

It sounds like to problem is with the ignition switch. If your lights come on when commanded and the vehicle won’t turn over this is most likely the issue. If you have no power to anything you could have a dead battery. You will need to find a qualified technician, like one from YourMechanic, to help you diagnose the starting issue that you’re experiencing. 

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