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Battery dies every 7-10 months on a 2005 GX470 and the dealership cannot find the problem. Their solution is a new battery. They blame us for leaving something on & of course nothing is left on. Must be some type of intermittent draw......????

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Probably leakages or poor charge. Measure the electricity consumption when everything is OFF, then measure the Charge currency.

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