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2005 Ford Focus dead batteries

Dead batteries! The fob and car. Replaced both! Car refuses to start. Lights, car cranks but will not turn over. Is this a safe mode lock out? Or can this be a memory loss.

You need to explain what “refuses to start” means exactly.

Cranking and turning over are the same thing.

If the car sit with a dead battery for too long the keys will have to be reprogrammed. This was my experience and solution with a 2003 Taurus back in 2014. No further issues after the reprogramming.

Ed B.

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