Car Battery showing 5V - faulty?

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Posted 4th Jan 2013
UPDATE

Thx all. Took the battery out and it started charging. Must not have been getting a proper connection in car.

I just have to keep an eye on the car now to see if it discharges the spare battery. I guess if it does then the fault is on the car.

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Car would not start so I hooked the battery charger up to it and it is showing between 5 and 6V.

Battery is less than 6 months old and no problems until now.

Am I right assuming this is the battery and not the car? Even a drain that left the battery flat should show more than that and be able to recharge - car has not been left stood for more than a few days.

So before I cart it back to the parts store and make an idiot of myself, faulty battery?

cheers
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