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I have a 2003 sopercrew with 5.4 The battery o was told tested good but it still is dead some of the mornings ? No lights , radio, or accessories left on


Possible intermittant internal short inside the battery causing this issue. The life expantancy of an automotive battery is 5yrs. Anything older can cause problems. Also possible intermittant parasitic draw causing the battery to deplete. If the battery is old I would suggest starting with a replacement and go from there.

Oct 25, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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98 Jimmy has a power draw it kills the battery within 12 hrs if you pull the 50 amp fuse for the int batt draw goes away any ideas


Yes Steve I do , that fuse supply's power to the I/P fuse block inside the vehicle . It powers AUX/PWR fuse #13 -20amp , RDO/BATT fuse #19 - 15amp ,MIR/LKS fuse #7 - 5amp , CTSY/LP fuse #8 - 15 amp , CIGAR/LTR fuse #2 15 amp , PWR/LKS fuse #14 15 amp , HDLP/SW fuse #1 - 10amp .Do you know where the I/P fuse block is ? You would need to do a parasitic draw test ! This involves hooking up a amp meter in series with the negative battery post an negative battery cable . Pulling each one of these fuses till the battery draw stops ! How To Perform Parasitic Draw Test EricTheCarGuy check out Eric the car guy's video on the subject !

Sep 14, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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Battery draining out checked alternator lights radio etc please advise new battery fitted aswell


You need to do a parasitic draw test with a amp meter hooked up in series with negative battery post an negative battery cable ! Check how much draw there is an then pull fuse's till you see the draw go away . Find a wiring diagram of power flow for that circuit to see what all is powered by that fuse . How To Perform Parasitic Draw Test EricTheCarGuy

Jul 09, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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77 Caddy Battery drains--alternator and battery have been tested and both are good


If the alternator and battery is tested and pass then you current draw that has to be known. Do you have a test light? youll have to put it in series to negative terminal to negative battery . if it light up there you start the hunt glove box light bulb trunk light bulb.and dash lights.didnt the 77 have power seats? they are popular for battery drain is it warm how about the passenger side why the seat well because they have power even without the key in ignition. Here is your find without test light , with the car sitting feel the power seat is it warm if it is there is your drain, if it isnt go to glove box is the bulb warm if it is there the short, if its not check the trunk where ever the draw is at it has to do with devices that turn on without the key being needed.

Apr 28, 2011 | Cadillac DeVille Cars & Trucks

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My 2000 chevy blazer is having battery issues.i have had the battery a year and replaced the altinator a year ago,and something keeps draining the battery.I can't seem to figure this one out


if you have an volt meter capable of reading amperage you can check for a draw fairly easily.

Turn off the vehicle, remove the key, unplug any accessories from the 12 volt (cigarette) outlets, and disable the under hood light if equipped.

Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery. Install your amp meter in series, one lead on the negative terminal of the battery and one lead on the negative terminal of the battery cable. You should see less than .050 amps. It may take up to 20 minutes for everything to power down so don't worry if you see more right away.

If after 20 minutes it does not drop lower than .050 amps you have a draw. You can start removing fuses from the underhood fuse block one at a time. If the draw goes away than you have just narrowed down the possibilities to that circuit. Post what fuse you pulled and I can help you further.

If none of those fuses cancel the draw remove one of the test leads. Open the drivers front door and remove the courtesy lamp fuse from the instrument panel fuse block located behind the access panel on the end of the left side of the dash. Reinstall test leads and then start removing those fuses one at a time.

Some common draws are aftermarket stereos, glove box lights, visor mirror lights,

Nov 24, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet Blazer

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2003 x-type jaguar touch screen will not respond


try a battery hard reset, disconnect the battery negative cable and touch it to the positive post and will draw any residual powers keeping the memories....... rehook the battery and retry

Jan 08, 2010 | 2003 Jaguar X-Type

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Battery drained last week and radio power clicked on and off at a slow rate for about a day, even though car started fine. Suspect water caused the radio to draw current? How to fix this 2000...


You can always verify if it is your radio that is drawing the current of your battery down or at least you can narrow it down to which circuit it is. Remove the negative battery terminal and connect the negative side of a test light to the negative cable. Then place the positive side of the test light on the negative battery terminal. If you have a current draw the test light will light up. Now just start pulling fuses one at a time until the light goes out. Then you know which circuit is the culprit.

Jul 02, 2009 | 2000 Chrysler Town & Country

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Battery goes dead when car sits 3-5 days 98 park ave


Obvious that something is drawing down the battery...Put a test light between the negative cable and the negative post of the battery (remove cable first) start pulling fuses till light goes out. That will tell you what system is drawing...you can then begin looking for the actual problem. If all fuses pulled and light remains on ,chances are you have an internal alternator problem.

Apr 07, 2009 | 1998 Buick Park Avenue

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Battery keeps dying on 2001 c 240


YOU PROBALLY HAVE A NEGATIVE POWER DRAW TO CHECK THIS USE A TESTER LIGHT AND CLIP THE WIRE TO THE POSITIVE SIDE OF BATTERY AND TOUCH THE NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL IF IT LIGHTS UP U HAVE A NEGATIVE POWER DRAW

Dec 29, 2008 | 2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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