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My 2008 Equinox had a dead battery after sitting 3 days. I took it to the dealer and they put in a new battery. A month later it was dead again after sitting 6 days. It's been at the dealer f

Dealer can't find a problem. They have had the car for 6 days

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They will find the problem

Some module is not going to sleep

If they had done the proper testing they would be
done by now

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I am sorry to say it is going to be very tough to find the problem.
Today's cars and trucks are full of electronics that can cause a small drain at random times. Your truck probably has a dozen relays or more.
The only way to make sure the battery is up when you need it is to install a disconnect switch to cut the connection. But this is going to be a hassle in the case of that short trip.
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