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Battery goes dead overnight and clicking noise behind dash when moving acc. fuse

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Chances are you have a short behind the dash. The clicking might be wires arching off metal or other wires. may have been pulled from a harness or maybe a mouse chewed on it. Unfortunatly, open the dash and look.

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Hmmm...I wonder if several Equinox's battery that lose voltage only happen on factory installed radios with XM OPTION ONLY ???
Newer Equinoxes (and Pontiac Torrents) now have XM and regular radio wires are combined into one antenna installed on the roof (just above the rear hatchdoor area)
My gut feeling is that IF the XM's wire is pinched by the left rear plastic trim's metal clip inside (the upper interior trim part is behind the left rear quarter window)
It MIGHT be the cause of the radio's 'short-circuit' if the tan-coloured wire is pinched onto the metal body frame....perhaps you could pry that trim part out carefully to check for XM's tan-coloured thin wire located there.
IF you wish to check this out, pop open the rear hatchback door and look for the plastic trim part located at the upper-corner between the left-rear quarter window and hatchback area.

FYI: it has 6 vertical metal clips behind the plastic trim part....ensure it goes back into place properly without bending it during reinstallation......IF you need to replace the XM's tan-coloured wire, the XM wire socket are connected from the rear roof antenna to the XM unit located below the interior left rear quarter window area.

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SOURCE: My battery periodically goes dead overnight, I

Most likely you need a repair or new ignition key, but:
1. 4.5 V is too low, even once discharged so much, it can be damaged. So charge it with the charger, measure the voltage, leave it overnight at room temperature, but not the sleeping room, connect a headlight bulb or similar for about 10-20 mins and check the voltage.
2. As per the car, once you start the engine, fix the throttle a bit over idle and while having the voltmeter connected to the plus and minus just after the battery, remove the minus from the battery. If there is a current, battery is charging. There is also a regulator to avoid overcharging, but it is probably ok in your case.

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Common problem for GM. Check your negative battery cable. Where the battery connects to the cable, there are rubber ends that can get caught in between the connections. I use washer on many gm battery connections.

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It there is a problem with the dash, there is probably no power to the anti theft module in your ignition. The car is in anti theft mode due to not being able to read your key transponder. Basically if it cant read the key, it thinks its being stolen. Either fix the dash lights, or fully bypass the security. All the security info you need is on here including how to bypass it.

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Hi, while your ignition switch may be fine, the big red wire that goes from the ignition fuse to the switch may be bad. Did you check that wire for power when you had the switch out?


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