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Battery After driving my Silverado and it showing no problems I shut it off and about 2hrs later dead. Cleaned contacts on both pos. & neg. side corroded not to bad started fine. Of for about 3hrs same problem. Yesterday did same drove it came home it was off for 1hr 45min got in to start and dead. Has anyone had this problem ?

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Hi there. It appears that some electrical devise on your vehicle which is draining the battery. As a quick check, you should check absolutely every interior light is going off – the cabin lights and if fitted the following lights – luggage/boot light, glove box light, under-the-hood lights. I you are sure none of these have been accidentally left on you then need to have someone check just how many amps are being drained from the battery – this will give an indication of the ‘load’ that’s draining the battery and thus the offending/likely electrical circuit. Of course, it might also be the battery that is at fault, in that there is an internal short circuit within the battery. If you are able to look into each cell of the battery, if you see the water bubbling within one particular cell, then it probably indicates that there is a short in the battery and that it needs replaced. Again, have the Dealer or Fast Fit Center undertake a battery discharge test, this will quickly identify whether your battery is performing properly. Hope this helps, Scottech.

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