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1996 nissan maxima battery is not holding charge..

Already replaced the battery 2 times an the alternator twice as well..Obviously its something else..I have aftermarket headlights but i i didnt have any draining problems until 7 months after i had them installed..An now the car just weakens by the day until eventually it wont start..Any answers please?

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    Duane Morse May 11, 2010

    disconnect the negative terminal on the battery then attach a test light to one end of the cable and the probe end to the other then if it lights up you have a draw which will drain your battery ..then while holding the door switch in the closed position and able to view the light on remove the fuses 1 by 1 to see when the light goes out and once the light goes out you can read the # and find the source as to which fuse is causing the issue ...many cases its either the trunk switch the glove box or even the door switch itself has worn over time and will allow the interior lights to stay lit causing this to occur


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I'm thinking that either you have something draining power all the time or your battery is not getting its proper charge.Have you tried removing a battery cable when you park it to see if that makes any difference? That would tell you if something in the car is draining power. Have you had it tested to see how much power the alternator is putting out, should be close to 14 volts, and did you test to see if that power is getting to the battery? There might be a problem with the feed to the battery. Hope this helps.

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