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Can worn out ignition switch cause the battery to drain down when car is off and setting for 2 or 3 days?

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Yes the faulty ignition switch can definitely drain the battery.Because actually the car is not got completely off.You inserted the key in the ignition switch and turned it to off.But because the ignition switch is faulty the car did not turned off.It remained ON.The other possibility is that the ignition switch is got internally short and causing this problem.There are many other possibilities too for this battery getting drained when car is off.But as per your question which you asked,yes.If the ignition switch is faulty then car battery gets drained even when the car is off. ---------- Get the ignition switch checked by meter and confirm the fault. --------- Thanks.Helpmech.

Posted on Nov 15, 2010

  • Tasha Nelson Jan 24, 2012

    could it drain the battery while the car is running?

  • Prosta Chudo Jul 27, 2013

    if your battery is draining while running you most likely have either a bad battery or a bad altenator... or connection between any of those

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