Question about 2003 Honda Element
Check every interior light in the car to see if they are on, this includes all the lights like the visor vanity mirror lights, glove box etc. I suggest you come out at night and look to see if you see lights on, pull the visors down, they are the most common cause of this type of draw based on a visible spark and the 210ma draw, the next thing to disconnect is the alternator, if a diode fails it cause this type of draw as well. Here is how a draw is checked in the shop, it is not the amps but the volts that really we check and that is how our test meters work, anything over a 9 volt draw will drain the battery. in all my years as a mechanic 99% of battery draw problems I've seen are small interior lights are on, next is trunk and engine compartment light that don't shut off, next is a defective alternator Diode.
Posted on Apr 10, 2011
THere may be grounded wire somewhere that drains your power. Inspect all your electrical equipment if they are not weak and are working properly. You may have to check all wires for loose connections or bad wiring that needs replacement. The key is that the conductor inside the wire should not touch the body of the car otherwise it will be grounded and may cause the said discharge. The same goes with the contacts/terminals of the sitches, relays and fuse.
If there was a change in the electrical or something was added or fixed or changed. Inspect this first.
Posted on Apr 09, 2011
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