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Frequent flat battery - Galant Mitsubishi Cars & Trucks

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  • masriboyrx3 May 11, 2010

    hi there , can you please tell me a bit of history about the car eg: replaced any electrical parts or added a electronic component such as alarm ,radio,phone car kit, alternator ,drive lights ect ect

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First thing I would do is find out if you have a power drain on the battery with everything off. One way to do this is with a multimeter (Select AMPS and put the probes into the right sockets on the multimeter) disconnect the battery positive and put the positive probe on batery positive and the negative probe on the Positive cable you are now connecting the car to the battery through the multimeter. make sure everythings switched off (including all doors closed so interior light is off) read the current and if you have a high reading remove one fuse at a time when the current drops this is the circuit most likely to be flattening your battery! remember that your radio pin may need to be re-entered after battery disconection. Boot lights are another common reason so get a volonteer to be locked in the boot and see if the light goes off
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