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BATTERY DRAIN 2005 Kia Amanti - battery drains overnight. Has a draw somewhere in the heater controls or dash info system. Can't narrow it down. It does not do it every day. Sometimes it's ok for a week and sometimes it will drain everyday even though it's driven daily. Replaced battery. Alternator ok. It just has a drain. You can watch the voltmeter drop slowly. Any ideas? Andy

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