Went out this morning on my way to work, unlock the door with the RKE, turn the key, engines weakly turns halfway over, and then nothing. No lights, no chime, nothing.
Get a neighbor to try and jump start, he brings over his Honda, I was able to get "click click click click." After 4 more times trying to get a better connection with the jumpers, I give up on that. Don't think his little battery had the capacity to turn over my engine (even with the car running).
Call work to say I'll be late, one of my coworkers drives up with his Silverado. Figure this will surely be able to get my car going. We get the cables connected, I still have no lights or anything. Go to check the connections, the jumper cable wire breaks off from one of the clamps. Oh and it gets better, as I get into his car to get a ride to work, I realize I have just locked my keys in my car . Is my calendar wrong and maybe it's actually Friday the 13th?
I knew this was going to happen. Delco battery is 6 years old (out of a 7yr warranty) and was run flat 2 weeks ago during an alignment. Was fine for the past 2 weeks, and I figured a 300 mile highway trip would recharge it plenty. But I think it finally just gave up the ghost. Getting a new Delco battery from the GM dealer at lunch. I hope it was simply the old battery's time to go, but knowing my luck some module somewhere is causing a parasitic drain on it and I'll find another dead battery on Monday morning...