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Drain on new battery

I have a 02 Pontiac Grand Am V6. I was told my battery was bad so I got a new one and a month later the same problem. 2 days in the garage without being driven the battery has to be charged to start. If I drive it every day it is fine. No lights are left on and the battery cables down to the starter are good. the charging system was checked too and nothing was found. Is there any idea on what could be slowly draining the battery?

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  • trvsbckr Feb 12, 2009

    In case there are others with this problem, check our power seat fuse. Mine burnt my fingers when I touched it so I took it out and the probelsm seems to be gone.

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A few things... to test you need a multimeter.... unhook the positive side of the battery and hook the meter between the post and the connector.. measure current.... there should be a miniscule draw from your radio (memory) and that's about it. if there is more draw then there really should be... time to troubleshoot.... and that requires pulling fuses till you narrow down where the current drain is...

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Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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    Roberta Smith Jan 30, 2009

    reconsider rating that a fixya pleae... it does answer the issue tho you would need to do the actuall troubleshooting

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