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2004 mini cooper battery replaced 1 year ago alternator has been checked I am having to get it jumped it happened 3 times this week it starts fine something kills the battery at night battery has also been checked could it be a lose wire

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To troubleshoot short, see my post at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5925550-dead_battery_troubleshooting
let me know if you have questions

Posted on Oct 05, 2010

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