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Battery keeps going dead

I have had batt. &alt. checked. some one said the alarm was causing the problen. how do i disconnect or is there a fuse i can pull. thanks, frustrated in fl. 1996 merc. sable

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Do you arm the alarm with your key pod? If so, simply don't arm it. Whatever you do to arm it stop doing. That way at least you can check to see if that is the problem.

If for some reason it automatically arms when you shut your doors, then remove one wire from your alarm. Tape the end of it so it won't hit something and cause a short.

I don't personally believe that is it. Check the battery terminal connectors and make sure there is no corrosion built up on them. Also, make certain they are tight on the battery posts.

Let us know if that does it.


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