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Battery goes dead if not run in a day batt checks ok and replaced

ALARM SYSTEM DOES NOT ALARM, H.L. DELAY DOES NOT WORK

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Hello you can remove the possitive battery cable and hook one end of a test light to the cable end then the other end to the battery. If the light comes on then there is somthing drawing voltage and make sure everything is off when doing this test .Now to narrow down where it is drawing from . Start removing fusses from the fuse box one at a time and puting back in watching the test light when the light goes off you know where the problem is .

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Something is draining the battery; alternator checks ok; new batt

if you can get the car started while it is running take the positive side of the battery cable off if it dies then it is the alternator if it does not die check the drive belt to see if it is loose or slipping

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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you have a battery power drain.  Remove one fuse at a time until you find which circuit it's in.  This will take a while but it will find the problem and it's free.

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: battery goes dead when car sits 3-5 days 98 park ave

Obvious that something is drawing down the battery...Put a test light between the negative cable and the negative post of the battery (remove cable first) start pulling fuses till light goes out. That will tell you what system is drawing...you can then begin looking for the actual problem. If all fuses pulled and light remains on ,chances are you have an internal alternator problem.

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Cadillac 1999 DeVille Battery goes dead after

You should check for voltage draws when the vehicle is off... Disconnect the negative battery termal, Pull dome light fuse,and connect a light or volt meter between the two.

common offenders are alternator diodes. These fail and cause drain.

Then you have to check, circuit by circuit, until you find the offending system.

Also, before doing anything, disconnect negative terminal and see if the battery is still fully charged after a few days...

Posted on May 24, 2010

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