Starting problem (not turning over)

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My Name: Tony-55

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Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2008 (08)
Engine Size: 1.6 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 202000
Trim Level: Exclusive Plus
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV6 16-valve diesel (92 PS)
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Hi.
Please can anyone advise? I went out to start my C3 (2008 1.6 HDi) today; and all I am getting when turning the key is a click that appears to emanate from the glove box . I have checked (what I feel are) the relevant fuses. The battery is fully charged and have even attempted to jump the battery just in case. All the lamps are bright and working. The car was last used just four days ago with no obvious issues. Any ideas welcomed.
Many thanks.
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (53)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Other
Gearbox: Automatic PRND
DPF: No
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For a manual car the ignition switch is connected directly to the starter.
So either the starter is faulty or MaxiFuse #7 has blown.
Maxi Fuse #7 provides power to a lot if the electronics so if the dash ETC are working it wont be that.
If you can hear a loud "clicking" coming from behind the engine when the key is turned to start, It's probably worn brushes in the starter.
If not, a stuck/damaged solenoid.
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Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2008 (08)
Engine Size: 1.6 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 202000
Trim Level: Exclusive Plus
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV6 16-valve diesel (92 PS)
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Thank you for your reply. I'll try your suggestions.
Regards.
Tony
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 140000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
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Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)
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200,000 miles sounds like it is the starter.

Is that the original starter?
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