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Battery going dead

Every week or two I go out to start the car in the morning and the battery is completely dead. I notice after I boost the car the drl light comes on whenever i start it. It's driving me nuts just when I think everything is ok it happens again. I brought it to a garage and they could find nothing wrong with it.

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    Dan Shannon Jan 14, 2013

    This was quite a while ago if I remember correctly it was a bad relay. I'm not a mechanic, keep in mind. I think what was happening was if I didn't turn everything off ( A/C for instance) before I shut down the car it was still drawing a tiny amount of power and if left sitting long enough would kill the battery. Make sure you turn everything off before you shut off the car and see if that seems to work, it may be the same problem.

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I am having this same problem - did you ever get it resolved or find out what the issue was?

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    rae165 Jan 15, 2013

    Thanks for getting back to me. Since the first time the battery died 2 weeks ago, I have been making a point to make sure everything is turned off. It just seems if the car is left not started for longer than 24 hours the battery is drained. A few guy friends of mine who know a bit about cars seem to think it's the battery, so I am going to get a new one and see if that is the issue. Thanks again! Have a great day!

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Sounds like a bad door switch.you could have a bad connection in your ground and it only becomes disconnected when you close your door.

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