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Heater/ac drains the battery when turned on

The 2000 maxima runs well. when I turn on the heater/ac system after a while the lights dim and the car runs roughly. If I shut the car off, it needs to be jumped to start. The battery is new ( one day old). If I don't use the heater, I have no problem.

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Sounds to me like an alternator/ generator issue. You can get it checked for free at a local auto parts store like Autozone or Advance respectively. Hope this helps!

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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    Jeremy West Dec 28, 2008

    Sounds to me like an alternator/ generator issue. You can get it checked for free at a local auto parts store like Autozone or Advance respectively. Hope this helps!

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