I recently went to start my car and instead of cranking up, the lights came on then dimmed immediately and I couldn't get my car to do anything. I then tried again and no lights came on at all. I checked voltage on the battery and was at 12.54 which I think should be enough to crank up the car. I then tried again and nothing but while holding the key in the starting position, the lights on the dash started getting a little brighter and then I turned the key back. I put my batter on my trickle charger and it charged for 3 minutes and then said ready/charged. Looked around the battery to see if anything was loose and I didn't find anything. I then went to try starting it with the battery still hooked up to the charger (woops didn't mean to do that) and the lights came on a little more with the key on position but nothing when trying to start it. I let it sit for a couple minutes, then I tried to start it with the charging cables disonnected and it started right up like a champ, like nothing happened. I then turned it off and started it 20 minutes later and started right up no problems. What is going on here...anyone have any ideas? I have a 1 year old mini starter and new battery cables about 6 months ago. Could it be bad cable/wire, the starter solenoid (by the battery) that's going?