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MY BATTERY KEEPS DRAINING I HAD MY ALTERNATER AND STARTER CHECKED AND THEY PASSED WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM

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  • tyronelpittm Sep 05, 2010

    someone toldme there was a fuse i could remove to turn off the locks and lights on the inside to conserve battery life is there any truth to that

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Try cleaning all connections at the battery - contacts should be shiney. If that is not the problem, there is something on like a light or something - take it to a car care place - they will be able to check if there is an active drain on teh battery when the car is off.

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A technician will need to verify if there is a parasitic drain happening on the battery. Sometimes things like the lighted vanity mirrors in the visors are the culprits, or the light in the glovebox. Any of the electrical systems in the car can be checked for parasitic drain by pulling the associated fuse and measuring the current in that circuit with an ammeter.

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