EVERY FEW DAYS BATTERY GOES DEAD ONE DAY WE CAUGHT THE PARKING LIGHTS ON BUT THEN THEY WENT OFF BEFORE WE COULD SOLVE THE PROBLEM THEY WENT ON BY THEMSELVES WHILE THE CAR WAS OFF SO WERE ASSUMING THATS THE DRAW HAS ANYONE HAD THIS PROBLEM BEFORE?
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Re: 1997 VOLVO 960 PARKING LIGHT DRAW
Check your wires and fuses, also it wouldn't hurt to have your battery tested i know several parts stores and shops do it for free, heck while your at it they could test your alternator too!..hope this helps :)
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Depends on your definition of completely dead. Do the lights work, but no crank ? Can you jump start the car ? A mechanic would check for voltage at the battery, the starter, the neutral safety switch, and the key switch, along with the ground connections to the engine.
you may have a problem with the alternator sometimes not charging,may test okay sometimes, take a good look at the alternator and also make sure nothing is staying on, like inside lights, glove box light or brake lights, keep an eye on these things when parking the car for the day,something may be draining the battery down slowly.
Connect the meter, then pull fuses one at a time until the current draw goes away.
You have now isolated the circuit that is the culprit. Troubleshoot that circuit and you'll find what is causing the problem. I would suspect there is a light staying on somewhere (engine light) or possibly ABS pump (if truck has ABS brakes). Maybe dash lights are on all the time.
Let me know what you find, or if you need more help.
beneath the knob to turn on the lights, there is a small screw to turn lights completely OFF. see the owners manual to do this...if it is not in the right place, it can cause battery drain. You need a very small flat head screwdriver to change this position, but I've used one for eyeglasses successfully. Hope this helps.
First off, now, check the large fuses in the box on the fender. That is hopefully why nothing works now. If not, you may have REALLY messed something up. That is what they are for though, and should have caught the zap. If you get everything back where you can turn the motor over, and it still will not start, try to reset the security lock down. Put the key in the door and lock/unlock 5 times. It should start then.