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Battery dead first thing in the morning twice. Car 3 mths old

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obviously there is an abnormal drain on the vehicles electrical system. Examples of this are a glove box or conso;e light staying even though you closed it, is there a reading or compartment light on ? Anybody that just says "you need a battery without ALSO testing the electrical system for integrity is not helping,

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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Obvious that something is drawing down the battery...Put a test light between the negative cable and the negative post of the battery (remove cable first) start pulling fuses till light goes out. That will tell you what system is drawing...you can then begin looking for the actual problem. If all fuses pulled and light remains on ,chances are you have an internal alternator problem.

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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hi, a couple of problems that cause battery drain on X5's are the heater resistor blowing air out of the vents even when the key is removed, depending on the country that you live in some of these cars have a traffic monoriting system that may be causing the drain, also ensure that you have had no water ingress leeking into the spare wheel well causing the control units in there to become faulty, hope this points you in the right dirrection, regards mark.

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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Hello raiderfan520....Have the battery "load tested" this will tell ya if the battery is defective, one bad cell will draw the others down. If it's bad and only 12 months old you should have warranty left. (free replacement or pro-rated)...If your battery load tests OK, then you have an amperage drain going on while the vehicle is parked.
This is called a "parasitic drain"
Make sure no interior lights, under hood, trunk lights...etc. are remaining on. I hope you don't need the following information i'm about to give you, but here are the steps to locating a parasitic drain.....

  1. Remove the negative side battery cable from the negative battery terminal.
  2. Attach an ammeter(this measures amperage) between the negative cable and the negative battery post. wait a few seconds to several minutes for the car to go into sleep mode. i.e. when you make the contact with the test light the cars computer systems "wake up" after a bit of time they will go to "sleep".
  3. If the ammeter is reading over 25-50 milliamps, something is using too much battery power.
  4. Go to the fuse panel(s) and remove fuses, one at a time. Pull the main fuses (higher amp ratings)last. Be sure to observe the ammeter after pulling each fuse.
  5. Watch for the ammeter to drop to acceptable drain. The fuse that reduces the drain is the draw. Consult the owners' manual or service manual to find what circuits are on that fuse.
  6. Check each device (circuit) on that fuse. Stop each lamp, heater, etc. to find the drain.
  7. Repeat steps 1&2 to test your repair. The ammeter will tell you exact numbers. There you go...everything you never wanted to know... I hope this will fixya up...good luck.

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Posted on May 14, 2009

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you need a volt meter. unhook the positive side of the battery. set the meter to dc amps. touch one leed to the battery and the other to the positive cable making a circuit.if theres more than 1 amp or so being pulled,that will drain it in time. sart pulling fuses one by one untill the draw goes away.then you will know what circuit it is on. after that ,start chasin wires to find the short.

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