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Faulty fuel gauge, run out three times?, also electrics run down in two days if not used?. Help please

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Sound like the fuel level sending unit is bad. It is mounted in the tank and can be accessed under the carpet in the hatchback area. Look for a round or oval access panel with 4 to 6 phillips head retainer screws, it's under there.

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You can narrow down the battery drain by using a volt meter(needle) or multimeter. open the fuse box located on the drivers side below the dash. pull the fuse box door and expose the entire fuse box. you will need to pull each individual fuse independently to test if the actual slot is being used with the ignition switch in the off position.

Use the fuse slots contact prongs for testing the current level if any. with the ignition switch off, test all slots for live current feed. each slot that is dead is not affected and you may reinsert the respective fuse but, if you run across a live slot that is receiving a current while the ignition switch is in the off position, this specific slot will be the affected device that is draining the battery.

Test all fuse box slot accordingly. you will find the drain with this procedure.

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