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Stereo shorted out and now it will not hold a charge changed fuses and checked connections on battery

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If the battery was heated up to to a short it is fried. Batteries do not usually work well after heating caused by excessive load. With the engine running, the voltage should be 14.5V or more at the battery terminals. When off it should be 11.75V to 12.25V if its below 14.5 when running, the alternnator is not charging well enough. If its below 11.5 when static, the battery is not taking a charge properly my guess is that the short overheated the battery and messed up the plates inside it.

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Once you exclude the drain, replace the battery, a battery with shorted cells can cause the drain.


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To measure drainage remove ignition key, connect the amp meter between the battery positive wire connector and positive terminal.A couple of milliamps drainage is normal, and is caused by instruments, car stereo memory, ECU etc.
Start removing more fuses , and open the wiring at different points , trying to locate the problem.
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