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Hi am ian i have a problem whit my 323 keeps draining the battery can u help

Every time i put on battery terminal it sparks off lightly

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There will be a slight discharge by the clock ect. If the battery is running down the boot or glove box light may be staying on.

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Check your battery cables. You might have a fuseable link in one of the cables.

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SOURCE: 1993 Nissan 300zx has power, new bat, lights come on, won't start

check the water in new battery and check cables before ends, make sure no corrosion and connections at starter and body are tite an clean ,,ive gotten 2 batterys and had to return same day .they were no good.

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is there any light left on boot door ect is the radio left on making sure you turn that off before turning car off get charging relays checked as if these dont work if they have them the battery will drain as the alternator wont charge it also if buying a new battery spend a bit more on a desent one as the cheaper ones dont always last plus the new one could be duff as well it does happen quite a lot hope this helps ivan

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