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Battery dains when not running

Have had alternator checked 5times bought 2 new batteries. still drains battery.new battery works for a few days then next morning battery is dead. something is draining battery when not running? wut could it be.

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  • celicagt
    celicagt Feb 25, 2012

    have checked all acce connections, also noticed clock stays on when car is off would that effect the battery? and should it be off??

  • celicagt
    celicagt Mar 01, 2012

    also noticed key tumbler is bad could that cause the battery drain? any help would be greatly appreciated.. thanks

  • theodore ritter
    theodore ritter Mar 03, 2012

    If the key can't be truned to the lock position and removed then it can cause the battery to discharge, the clock does not draw enough current to drain the battery but it should not be on with the key out.

  • celicagt
    celicagt Mar 03, 2012

    can only use the tip of key to turn tumbler. does not go fully in tumbler.nuthing stays on visible except clock.will be buying new tumbler.hopen that is the prob.

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The battery current draw may be caused by a few things, here are some to check: the most common is that a light stays on like the dome light, the brake l;ights may be staying on,aftermarket accessories can cause it as well, audio amplifiers or stereo equipment or aftermarket alarm systems, very common.

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