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My 2006 G35 OEM battery recently came to the end of its' life. I replaced the battery with a diehard gold 24F. During the install I checked for the key off current draw by connecting a DMM in series with the negative battery post and the battery grounding wire. The DMM is reading 3A DC! I'm wondering if this is what prematurely ended the OEM battery's life. I have removed every fuse near the battery as well as in the passenger cabin. I also removed the BOSE amp harnesses. Despite this, I am still observing a 3A draw when the car is off. I've made sure there is no light on, that the seat heater switches are not on, etc. At this point I'm wondering if it could be a bad diode in the alternator which is draining the battery? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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You have to allow up to 30 minutes for the computers to go to "sleep" after the battery is connected and the door is closed. It should be bellow 60ma once all the computers are asleep. A constant 3amp draw will drain the battery probably overnight.

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

  • apacino2 Sep 27, 2010

    Yes, a 3A draw will drain the battery overnight which is why I am disconnecting the neg cable once i park the car. Is it normal for the computers to draw 3A during this 30 min time period?
    That's over 36watts.

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