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KIa Sedona Battery Problem

I recently had a new starter motor fitted on my Sedona when re connecting the battery it blew the ECU(i thinks thats what it's called) which I also had to replace, since having this work done I am having endless trouble with Battery drain I charge it up and the next day the battery is dead, there is nothing left on in the car (interior lights etc) that is causing this and have had several mechanics look at it who said the battery is the problem , so i have now replaced the battery and it is still doing the same thing, has anyone else had a similar problem or can anyone point me in the right direction of what it could be . Someone said it could be a faulty DVD player thats draining the Battery which was a problem with Sedonas, any help is appreciated . Many Thanks Mike

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  • bigdaddymike Jan 10, 2009

    I went through the fuses sorry haven't got the readings but seems to be the cigarette lighter that causes the biggest drain so removed the fuse and strangely the alarm fob has started working again and battery seems to be holding power now?

  • Rick Byrd
    Rick Byrd May 11, 2010

    mike , if you have and can use a digital multi meter with amps , disconnect the negitive battery cable , set your multi meter to dc amps , connect it inbtween the battery neg cable and the battery neg post on battery , we are looking for a draw of over 30 miliamps , that is acceptable . keep the car doors closed while doing this test , under the hood find the fuse box and start pulling fuses 1 at a time , note any decrease in draw , lets say you hook up meter and see 300 miliamp draw , not acceptable , pull a fuse and wait for a moment , if no decrease reinstall that fuse and go to the next , if by pulling all fuses you haven't found the problem circuit , the altenator is a good sourse of drain sometimes , disconnect all the wires to the altenator , note any change . remember 30 miliamps is acceptable on a kia. post results when done .

  • edbracken176
    edbracken176 Jul 08, 2013

    I have the same problem and have found it is because my dvd player stays on all the time now. The green light is on whether the car is on or not and the remote will not turn it off. As a temporary solution I pulled the audio fuse. If your van sits for more than a day the dvd player will drain the battery. Anyone have a solution on how to get the dvd player to turn off?

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Hi m8 i have this prob now did you sort it can you tell me if you did

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Mike , if you have and can use a digital multi meter with amps , disconnect the negitive battery cable , set your multi meter to dc amps , connect it inbtween the battery neg cable and the battery neg post on battery , we are looking for a draw of over 30 miliamps , that is acceptable . keep the car doors closed while doing this test , under the hood find the fuse box and start pulling fuses 1 at a time , note any decrease in draw , lets say you hook up meter and see 300 miliamp draw , not acceptable , pull a fuse and wait for a moment , if no decrease reinstall that fuse and go to the next , if by pulling all fuses you haven't found the problem circuit , the altenator is a good sourse of drain sometimes , disconnect all the wires to the altenator , note any change . remember 30 miliamps is acceptable on a kia. post results when done .


cheers , you found the problem circuit , will you continue diagnostics or call it fixed ?

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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