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Battery will drain if left connected overnight

When I disconnect and reconnect it runs fine

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    honeymokey May 11, 2010

    What is running or on when battery is hooked up ? Lights,fans etc?

  • david doerfer May 11, 2010

    what year is the car!?

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Your problem is faulty electrical, you have to trace your electrical wires for a shorted line or an electrical component is always on causing the draining of the battery.

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My 97 Lesabre is draining the battery overnight. The battery is new, if i disconnect it the car starts fine when reconnected. there doesn't appear to be any lights or anything on. The car has IPM (?)...


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How do you tell where is the source that is drainig your battery?


Hello and welcome to FixYa!

Try charging your battery as a first course of action. Try to disconnect the battery while parked or when it will sit overnight. On the morning, reconnect the battery and start the car. If it does start then the battery is good but if it doesn't, then the battery is faulty for it's not holding charge. If that's the case, the battery will surely need replacement.

If it drains the charge when parking overnight with the battery connected then try checking grounded wires on the fusebox. It can be hard to tell and I suggest that you take an auto electrician with you to trace out the fault.

Hope you find this helpful and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!

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