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Battery goes dead after car sits for 3-4 days

Have changed the battery,had the alternator checked and has been to a local shop approx 9+ times . Circuits were tested and cannot find the area causing the battery to go dead. All interior and ext light circuits tested, radio, power seats, cig lighters, a/c circuits. Need some ideas.

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  • paulbb859 Dec 02, 2008

    Did find that a short was there, but cannot find out what is connected to the fuse block that has the short. the fuse is marked elec I/p, not sure where this goes. It looks like the radio, a/c and interior

    lights. Not sure where else.

  • faithwins Dec 23, 2008

    i recently bought a 1992 buick park avenue. But, after being fully charged, the battery lasts for only 4 days or so. I took it to some one and get the battery tested. He said the battery is good, and the alternator/regulator is also good. But the problem still persists. what shall i do?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Has remote start

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    It has remote start



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Parasitic drain? If so, did they run a test light on the negative terminal? Unhook the negative battery cable, run a test light between the negative battery post and the negative (removed) cable end. Does the light come on? If so, remove each fuse, one at a time, when you hit the circuit that is draining, the light will go off.

I have a 95 Buick Roadmaster and it was doing the same thing. It was a broken light in the trunk, the bulb was out, but the electricity was still there. The wire became damaged when my daughter overloaded the trunk. Just a couple of ideas...

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    davidkay61 Dec 03, 2008

    I just remembered (reading one of the other comments) that my 1992 Buick had a drain that took me forever to find. It was the bulb in the glove compartment...the kicker was it wasn't blown.

    We know the elec l/p circuit is the culprit. I suggest turning EVERYTHING on in the car, with help from a couple of people pull the fuse and watch what goes out. Go from there...

    I have had drains on many circuits where the fuses didn't blow.


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Have you check the following?

FROM: Lusty Kid

Glove compartment light, does it go off or stays on when you close the glove compartment

Same thing for the trunk light. Does it goes off when you close the trunk, and the same applies to the hood.

If your circuits are good and no shorts exist, most likely you have a light that is not going off

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

  • Angel rondon Dec 02, 2008

    I need to know the color of the wire. Ex: White with Blue Stripe designated as B/R or White with blue circled stripes designated WB.

    You might also want to check is there any chaffing on the line (somewhere where the wire has worn out the insulation and slightly touching the car body)

  • Angel rondon Dec 02, 2008

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    If the fuse is not blowing out, the the circuit is good. Suggest also you check the switch in the ceiling interior light. They sometimes short out although they work, causing a drain on the battery.

    If you fixed the short you said you found in the trunk, then the problem should be solved. If you still are having a dead battery, check the positive (red) cable from the battery to the starter, ensure no isulation is slightly rubbing.

    All that being good, is time to run continuity test on wiring,

    Last but not least. Check your starter solenoid, on the starter, perhaps is staying connected even though it has release.

    Don't know if you have a separate voltage regulator on this vehicle If you do have a separate voltage regulator check to see if its good. Will wait for your responses.



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