How long can you leave keys in the ignition before it drains battery?
Yes you can but if they are joined together with a constant plus from the battery, your car might not start if you leave the radio on after parking your car, the radio drains the battery. If they are joined together to a plus terminal at the ignition key, then the radio can't memorize the radio stations because all power to the radio is cut off when you remove the key from the ignition. Therefore…
Either the battery has a dead cell, which will require you to replace it, or something is on pulling power from the battery. Disconnect the negative cable and leave it off overnight. If the battery is dead the next morning the battery is defective. If not, then find out what is pulling power from the battery. Ignition switch may be defective.
"As long as you put the key in the off position, the battery will be fine. I have had a few lawn mowers with a key start and have left the key in them with no problems." This is an inaccuracy - From 2006 on there is a sensor on the igitions which will trickle drain the batteries as it complets a magnetic circuit when the ignition is off.
When replacing a three terminal starter solenoid with a 4 terminal on a 1987 Ford Ranger 2.91 how do you hook it up so it will not drain the battery?
It might need reprogramming, but try this first.. 1. Disconnect the battery and leave it disconnected for 10 minutes. 2. Rehook the battery, then turn the igntion on without starting it. 3. Leave the ignition on for 1 minute, then try to restart it. It might take a while, but it should level out. Good Luck!!!
It will not hurt anything to leave the key stuck in the ignition on ACC in a Mazda van for short periods of time. The ACC slot on the ignition allows the driver to use accessories such as the air conditioner and radio without the car being in motion. If the key is left in this position for too long it can run down the battery in the car.
My Toyota Sienna is parked for extended period 6 months in the garage brand new battery drains on its own even if I have everything turned off if I unhook the battery will it preserve it why is it?
The battery will drain down because the computer is always pulling a little current to save it's memory. One thing you will have to do though is when you re-hook the battery, make sure to turn the key on BUT DON'T START IT. Leave it on for a minute, then restart it. Toyota's have a problem restarting after a new battery if you don't follow this step. Also, an easier fix for you might be…
I've had this problem where I couldn't start my car and it turns out it was because the security light was on. To fix it: Place the key in the ignition and turn it one rotation (so battery is on) then leave it in the ignition for 10 minutes. Restart car and security light will be off.... also car will start!
It's because the computer has to relearn how to run. Easiest thing to do is disconnect the battery again, leave it off for ten minutes, then reconnect it. Now, turn the ignition on without starting it and leave it on for a minute. After the minute, start it. It might have a few problems still, just run it down the road, keeping it running. It will level out, I promise. Good Luck!!!
Ford focus 2001 I bang my key in the ignition to turn it Should I replace it If I replace key ignition cylinder it needs to be reconfigure with original auto key Can I do this or the dealership?
1) Turn of everything electric that drains the battery when you leave the car, like headlights. A short-circute could also drain battery power. 2) If the battery is out of sulfuric acid, it won't work either. Only check acid levels when the engine is cold and wear safety goggles if possible, acid splashes in eyes can cause blindness. Always was your hands afterwards in case you got acid traces on them without noticing (no major…
Not it it is a good battery. I suggest if you are going to let it set for an entire winter, disconnect the positive battery cable. It should be fine if it is a good battery that is fully charged. You might want to put a charger on it next spring just before trying to start the engine after you reconnect the positive cable.
What could be wrong with my car I went to the station and when I went to leave my car wouldn't start I am wondering if it could be the alternator or battery it wont turn over at all.?
There are many possibilities including but not limited to: Battery, starter, alternator, corroded or damaged battery terminals, loose connection at the battery or elsewhere, neutral lockout switch, ignition switch, thrown rod... and that's just the more common possibilities. Someone will have to look at it to see what's going on.
1. Get a memory saver to plug into the cigarette lighter. 2. Take the old battery out and put the new one in. 3. Start the car and remove the memory saver. If you have already removed the battery without the memory saver, don't fret. Just leave the cables off for about 10 minutes, then reconnect the cables, then turn the ignition on without restarting the car. Leave it on for about a minute, then…
To recharge an iPod it must be connected to a powered USB or Firewire port, or be connected to a charger. Some say the battery and the battery compartment rubs to create static electricity, therefore producing little by little amounts of battery. Also, it depends on how much stress you put on the battery, as it calculates the amount left depending on what you do. For example, if you were using safari and playing on…
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By all means, wear a hat. The battery should wear its caps as well. ANS2: The battery needs to be able to breathe. If you know for a fact that the caps are clean and the vents are open you should leave the caps on. Back in the day, when the caps screwed in and had little tiny vent holes, that was a good idea to leave the caps off or loose because the battery…