Question about 1995 Honda Odyssey

2 Answers

Something is draining the battery

The battery in my 95 Honda Odyssey has recently started draining. I have charged the battery and undone it and it has held for about 4 days now. So something is draining the battery when I connect it. Where do I start testing? I have a multi-meter but am not sure where to test and what results should be. Please help.

Posted by on


2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 19 Answers

What you do is pull off the pos cable. Touch it to the ground cable for a couple of seconds to discharge any voltage that may be lingering in the cars circuits. (Leave ground wire hooked to battery. Only the Positve should be unhooked) Now hook your meter between the Pos Cable and the Pos of the battery. It should show anywhere from between 0-2 volts. maybe more if you have a alarm system. If it shows anymore then 3-4 volts you have a parasitic draw. Best way to Isolate this is to start pulling fuses one by one until the meter jumps down to zero. Then plug other fuses back in. If meter dos not go back up. you have isolated the circuit that is draining the battery

Posted on May 09, 2010

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,317 Answers

See my "Tip" for checking a drain on your battery.

Posted on May 09, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 2006 Honda odyssey it won't turn over lights and radio come on just won't turn over I know it's not the alternater had a new one put in around August just put a new starter and still doing the...

Something is depleting the battery or the problem is the battery itself. (Those power antenna is the worst depletion of battery.) Unplug the negative terminal for five minutes and see if it starts or just unplug the negative terminal and charge the battery for ten minutes and then reconnect the negative to see if it starts. (Insert car key and turn to the second position.) Once, I even have a wire from the Starter's positive side ready to contact the battery positive. The car started this way.

Jan 07, 2018 | 2006 Honda Odyssey

1 Answer

Will not start-no head lights /95 honda accord/ automatic

other than the battery maybe the wiring harness has a ground that came off somewhere? it should do something if the battery is good..

Oct 27, 2008 | 1994 Chevrolet Astro

1 Answer

Something is drawing down the battery on my 2005 Odyssey and the draw is coming from the under the hood fuse #15 40 amp. What does that Fuse control. When fuse is pulled engine will not start.

Fuse 15 supplies power to a whole bunch of things so it is little wonder that your Odyssey won't start with it removed. You may have to remove other fuses one at a time to find what is causing the current drain.

Oct 09, 2016 | 2005 Honda Odyssey

1 Answer

My 2006 honda odyssey won't start...2 days ago I replaced the battery thinking it was this issue...The van won't click over to start...the VSA and ABS light comes on faintly..could it be an alternator?

it sounds like that, if after installing the battery, it ran and started good, then this tells me it run until it drained the battery, so this tells me theres a charging problem, make sure the belt is on and then take a good look at the alternator and battery connections,then check the alternator output to see if its charging, it should put out 13.5 to 14.5 volts with engine running, if it doesnt then replace battery,you can also check for power at the alternator and other tests but i dont want to confuse you, a good thing to do is when removed just to double check have the parts store test it for you, it sounds like a bad alternator, hope this is helpful, good luck.

Apr 30, 2010 | 2006 Honda Odyssey

1 Answer

2001 honda odyssey, will a passenger sliding door that is not fully engaged drain the battery? I noticed it was slightly out at the back and the car won't start although I have the inside light switch to...

Will the car start from a jump? If so then have the voltage checked while the engine is running, should be something like 14v. If that's ok then I'd say its still the battery. Have you had cold weather? That's a mjor source of battery death.

Jan 06, 2010 | 2001 Honda Odyssey

1 Answer

Car alarm won't turn off after recharge of battery

Try closing all the doors and locking and unlocking the doors with the remote,that should take it out of anti theft mode.

Apr 08, 2017 | 2003 Honda Odyssey

2 Answers

Left key in ignition overnight, now car wont start

try checking the main relay under the dash

Mar 15, 2009 | 2004 Honda Odyssey

1 Answer

Car alarm won't turn off after recharge of battery

When the battery is disconnected and replaced and when the battery is drained and then recharged, the anti-theft device in your car was activated.

Refer to your Manual to arm and disarm the anti-theft device, it should reset

If this does not work using the remote, try locking and unlocking the driver side door with the key and IMMEDIATELY START the car.

Dec 09, 2008 | 2002 Honda Odyssey

1 Answer

SRS light stays on

I have 2002 Odyssey( 59000 miles without warranty). Several months ago the SRS light stayed on after I started the car. Some people said the dealers usually charge $ 80 to 95 to reset the light. Today I sent the car to dealer. After checking the car, they told me the car is under warranty, the parts and repairing are free.

Jun 16, 2008 | 2002 Honda Odyssey

Not finding what you are looking for?
1995 Honda Odyssey Logo

357 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honda Experts


Level 3 Expert

79123 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Kevin Daniels

Level 3 Expert

1455 Answers

Are you a Honda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides