Check for little things. In mine the little light in the glove box would stay on because the button was not being pushed in all the way. So I put a thick piece of tape to make the light go off. Another thing to check is the Battery. Some of them you have to add clean water from time to time for them to work. If all that and still nothing works then you have to check and see if maybe something is grounding out. I tore my whole car apart because only my head lights worked but after checking all the wiring, it was just the switch that was bad.
you can avoid draining the good battery
Had the same problem. Bought a re-conditioned alternator, turned out it was bad. Usually if battery draining, it's alternator or battery or both.
Mine had an alternator problem not putting out 14 v
depending on the year I have had issues with a 1990 and a 1992 grand caravan problem was the light in the glove box the contact would turn the light on periodically draining battery
Most likely there is something that is draining it. In case it might be the battery itself, disconnect the battery terminals at night. When you reconnect in the morning and the battery is OK, then the problem is in the electrical system somewhere. If the battery is dead then the battery needs to be replaced. Finding the fault in the electrical system can be difficult. Check to make sure all lights go out when the car is turned off. Pulling fuses to see if any stops the drain could help isolate the problem too. Good luck
my 1992 golf does this... it was due to the new amp and stereo :) fit a spare in the boot solved my problem
If it has a good battery that is fully charged when it is parked it will hold it's charge for 3 weeks with no problem.
I had the same problem on my denaly it is a module in the dash for the heather. even if you turn the key off it is still on
Something is draining the battery. Check all lights. Glove box, trunk, etc. Also check the power window switch.
Assuming the battery is good, you have a short somewhere in the electrical system that is draining your battery. You can confirm this by disconnecting the battery each time it is parked. If that solves problem, a short is confirmed. A professional has the devices to locate the site of the short.
I have this same problem on a 2009 street bob. Let me know if you find an answer. Mark
Having the same problem. The answer is that I am going to have to take an electrical tester, charge the battery back up, then trace the live wires. There should be no live wires when the key is off.
The battery life issue is the major problem nowadays, and even Apple wearable devices are not the exception. Battery draining, not charging, and short battery life are the most common problems reported by consumers. If you are facing battery issues, especially on the Apple Watch, then you
Yes. At least that's what the dealer told me is the problem with the car I'm trying to purchase. Something in the bcm is drawing current and draining the battery down.
you have an unknown drain on the battery. have an automotive electrical shop trace the problem. Depends on how battery is draining. If you charge it with jumpers or charging "device" and it drains quickly, like within a couple hours of use after a full charge, you may have an alternator problem. At the auto shop visit suggested above, have them check your alternator (it creates the energy that the battery stores...no energy generation, the battery then drains what you put in it with a jump or a charging device). Other problem may be bad battery, which can't hold a charge.
You correct the problem You gather symptoms You isolate the problem
There are a few things that could cause this problem. It could be the wiring to the alternator, the alternator solenoid, or the wiring.?æ
It could be lights on in the trunk or a short someplace, your best bet would be to touch positive cable to the battery and if you get a spark something is drawing power from the battery, pull one fuse at a time and recheck the spark at the battery and when you have a fuse pulled and it finally doesn't spark when you touch the positive cable to the battery terminal you have found the circuit that your problem is in.
While the car is running the alternator should be recharging the battery faster than stereo can drain it. I suspect you either have a problem with the alternator or its time to get your battery replaced. Until you get it fixed, if you don't turn on the radio, it wont drain your battery :) If it is a high power model, it needs to be wired directly to the battery.
If the ignition isn't firing then you're looking at an electrical problem: Bad spark plugs, distributor, cables or battery. If you're frequently draining your battery and needing jump starts, the alternator could be failing as well.
Answer Most of the time the battery is loosing charge on a mower it is bc the battery is going bad. The cells inside are wearing out and not holding a charge. Replace the battery and usually the problem stops. If it is a acid fillable battery then make sure the battery has the proper amount od distilled water and acid in it. Also if it is a serviceable battery then I would replace it with a maintenance free battery anyway. A lot less to mess with. Good luck.
I have the same problem with my 2002 C320. After diagnosing the problem at the MB dealership, I was told that the power seat motor is draining my battery. Both seats. Come to find out that many other people have experienced the same problem.I called Mercedes USA and they said that since the car is out of warranty, there is not much they can do. But if enough people call and tell them that they have this same problem, they will realize that this is a defective part and they will issue a recall and pay for necessary repairs.Please call Mercedes USA and report this problem. 1-800-FOR-MERCEDES (1-800-367-6372) or 201-476-6200
get a new alternater
I have the same problem. I recently had to pull the plug for the air ride compressor, and now, I still have to jump it every week. I think I just need a new battery.. it is old. You might just need to get a new one also..
Your alternator is probably rebuilt and not really new. I have had this problem several times and I have bought a new battery and alternator. The alternator keeps your battery charged and powers your electrical system, so even when driving you can lose all power in the car from the alternator draining your battery. Take the battery and alternator to an auto store and they will test both for free. Ask them about the difference in a rebuilt alternator and a brand new one. This is a very common problem.