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I have a 1995 Pathfinder and the battery goes dead just sitting in driveway in about 2 weeks! New battery What kind of electrial problem would cause this??? Thanks Frank

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Definately a short somewhere.Something is drawing power.

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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