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Could be the battery has a dead cell in it. Or there is something running even when the key is off.

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You might have something draining it, as an example...glove box light, under the hood light, trunk light may be staying on.
Any shop can verify a draw with a meter or amp meter.

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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