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Car won't start sometimes...battery dies. I am on my 4th battery this year! It seems to last about 2 months.... Another 2002 S type with a similar problem. Multiple battery replacements and dealer service calls have resulted in no solution. Technicians don't have a clue at this point as to the problem's source. Radio will turn on or off without key being in ignition. That can't be a feature, can it? My trust level has dropped to the point I always carry a commercial booster pack in thr trunk, but it certainly would benice to get a real solution. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • eaharri Feb 08, 2009

    don't think so. just went through that exercise with a mechanic and found nothing. Thanks, though!

  • tameriasdesi Apr 10, 2009

    i have the same exact problem

  • joccos Dec 04, 2009

    2000 jag vdp radio stays on phone have to disconnect battery so it won't go dead, so far have purchase four batteries. before I started every nite disconnect

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If the ALTERNATOR Has Been Tested And Ruled out From "FUUL-FIELDING: < Overcharging Constantly. Then I Would Try A Load Draw Test on It This is Done with a TESTLIGHT Screwdriver Looking type.
Tace Ground Cable Off The Battery , Clip end of
Test Light on NEGATIVE CABLE Poker On Batt. Neg. IF it Lights Up then You DO have A Battery DRAW In the ELECTRICAL System Next Is--Then HAVE A Helper At the Fuse Box Have Helper take out Fuese 1 at a time reinstalling them As You Go Whatching for TEST Light to go OFF When it DOES you have Found the Curciut tha is DRAWING Battery Down then you look for the Component 's in that Curciut for the root of the problem. I Hopes this hel[s you With Your Battery Problem INPUT or OUTPUT IS WHATS Doing this to your battery. IN ULL The ABOVE Im Asuming Tue Battery'''s Have Been Properly tested and Determined to be BAD

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Could be your alternator draining your battery.

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