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Battery drains if left connected

If I don't disconnect my battery every night or if it is going to sit for a while, it drains dead.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    I will bet if u have the battery tested it is caput.

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Most of the time this is an issue with the voltage regulator. If you have a multimeter, you can test to see if it's drawing current when the key is off.

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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Anything that draws more power, like a fuel pump or lights, is usually switched so that when the ignition is off, there is no power consumed.
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