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Battery drain The battery will randomly drain over night. I disconnected the HFL underneath the lights, but it still drains. My tape player stopped working, however it is making a constant clicking noise whenever the car is on. Is it possible for the tape player to be the cause for the battery drain? Other information: I just had my starter replaced about 2 months ago. The battery light does not come on, so i do not think the problem is a dying alternator.

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    Christopher Das Apr 18, 2014

    I found the source of the problem, its the radio. The 6 disc and cassette players are broken somehow and wont turn off when i turn the car off. As a result, they are draining the battery.

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    Christopher Das Apr 18, 2014

    I removed the fuse as Jummy Burk suggested and now my car runs like a dream. Next thing i am doing is opening up the dash and seeing if i can remove the power cables that go to the disc plater and cassette player. Then i am connecting an AUX input though the XM radio terminal so i can still have music.



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Remove the fuse for radio. The tape player should stop clicking. Then try to see if the battery dies.

Posted on Apr 14, 2014

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    Christopher Das Apr 14, 2014

    Good idea! I noticed a constant clicking noise coming from the 6 disk CD player while the car was off and as soon as i removed the fuse it stopped. I think i may have found the culprit. Thank you!

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    Christopher Das Apr 18, 2014

    Hey thanks again for the tip. i removed the fuse and my car us running like normal again, no battery drain anymore.



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If you heard a click when you cranked it, that's usually a dead battery. But, you need to check the oil level. I've had 2 RSX's that jumped time because the oil level dropped too low.

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SOURCE: Alarm system keeps going off

I had same problem, when a door lock broke, the car thinks it has been broken into once the alarm goes off. Mine started going off randomly when this lock broke. You have to reset the alarm system, with my 1990 Acura it was reset finally by putting key in door lock and turning key back and forth 3X. In my car, it was OK to do the key in door lock cycle in the passenger side door lock, but Acura dealer told me not all Acuras will reset it via passenger side key cycling, some require driver door lock key cycling only. I was lucky since my driver side door lock was currently useless, that my car allowed it to be done by key cycle on pass. door lock. But try that and if it doesn't fix it, just call acura dealerships until someone tells you the right answer. In my situation it took 3 dealerships with 3 different answers until this was the right one for my 1990 Legend.

PS I was told you can't disable alarm since it is all integrated into the battery and starting system, but read on another post that someone disableld theirs by disconnecting the horn.

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SOURCE: NEW ALTERNATOR, NEW BATTERY, CAR still dies and wont start

Check the main power fuse that goes to the alternator output. if the alternator went out it could have burnt this fuse also.

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Hi. lets isolate this drain. thsi will make it much easier to repair. use the procedure below.

Here is the procedure I use to isolate a battery drain. Remove negative battery cable from the battery. Using a 12-volt test light, hook one end to the negative battery post the other end to the negative battery cable you just disconnected. The test light will glow or "light" if there is a drain. If the "light or glow" is faint, that is probably normal draw for the clock or computer. If the "light or glow" is bright, then there is a large drain. That should be corrected. Now start removing and replacing the fuses one by one until the light goes out; that one will be the circuit with the drain. Remember to hold in the button in the door jam for the interior lights.

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SOURCE: My 95 Acura Integra wont crank when I try to start it.

hi b4 renewing starter ? try this connect a jump lead to the battery negative/earth connector then the other end of lead to a suitable earth point directon engine try starting now if it works ? then problem is the batteries earth connection lead to the engine and chassis/body ? is not good or corroded/loose but by using /bypass earth direct to engine will verify this if above works as you say jump/doner battery does not work ? also check the leads/wires connected to starters solenoid are clean/secure ? this is considering age of car ?

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