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Battery goes dead intermittently

Recently bought a 2000 outback with approx 140k on it seems to be in good overall shape but now we have found an electrical problem..the first time we thought we'd left a door ajar or something...after having been running fine and just taken out for a short drive unlock the car all seems normal all lights are working and as soon as you turn the key everything goes dead.. battery has been checked and pronounced ok.. this has happened twice now so assuming it isnt driver error...

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You have a parasitic drain problem.

Have any aftermarket components been installed?

D/C the negative battery cable and hook an ammeter between the battery terminal and the cable. Anything over 50 milliamps is too high. If it is over 50 milliamps:

Go to each fuse box and pull 1 fuse at a time, check the change in the amperage reading, then plug it back in. If the reading drops to normal levels (below 50 milliamps) when a certain fuse is pulled, the problem is in the circuit powered by that fuse. Find the different components powered by that fuse and check them.

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