Question about 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
My Monte Carlo battery will not hold a charge I have replaced the battery 4 times and the altenator aand same thing... I have remover all the fusses the car does not need to start and run.. I have checked every fuse with a test light and an ohm meter looking for the drain and nothing... The only way the battery wont go dead is if I disconnect the battery at night ... PLEASE HELP ME , LOL. thanks
9 times out of 10 it is the factory amplifier. I had this same problem and it was the amplifier. Disconnect the amp located in the trunk by the speakers and see if the drain continues. You will not have music, but having the amp replaced with an aftermarket one will solve this problem,
Posted on Jan 14, 2010
I had this problem too. I took it in and they came to the conclusion, after much trial and error, i took them a week, that it was the amp mounted under the back window.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
You need to monitor the ground side of the battery with an ammeter.
The unwanted drain is probably within the (unfused) 10 Amp limit of most multimeters since even a 5 A drain would be enough to kill the battery overnight.
Do NOT start the car or turn on any other loads while you are doing this.
Detach the ground cable from the battery, insert the meter with the leads plugged into the 10 Amp. jacks found on most cheap meters, set the meter to that range, connect (with clip leads or some other secure method) the negative lead to the minus terminal of the battery, TAP the positive lead on the ground cable.
If you see that the 10 Amp range will not be exceeded, clip the lead to the clamp.
As long as the current isn't above the 10 Amp limit of the meter (will most likely be less) watch the meter as you pull and replace each fuse you can find.
If this doesn't show the faulty circuit, buzz me back and we'll go on from there.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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