in my 95 z28 there was a short in the power drivers seat. so if you have a power seat unplug that. it was a problem in the 93 to 95.
i got a 94 too. the clock and radio run after you take the key out until you open the door. Even if the clock stays on the whole time, it probably isn't enough to drain your battery. have somebody with a wand check it for shorts, you might also just need a new battery.
Headlights run off the battery not the ignition...
The voltage reg is sticking and will run down the battery.
If the ignition switch is faulty it could leave an electrical component turned on and that could potentially cause a dead battery. That would not necessarily be the case and you might notice if the switch is supposed to be off but something still runs.
The radio time would stay on if you had the keys in the ignition but the ignition was only turned halfway.
either a dead starter or a bad ignition coil would be my guess
It sounds like your ignition timing timing is too far advanced. It will need resetting.
It could be a bad battery.
Could be your battery, starter, ignition, check them... would start with the battery !
Answer: Most likely battery (you probably surmised this already), however, it could also be a faulty ignition switch or poor connection at the starter or starter module/relay. When the key is turned, do the instrument cluster warning lights come on (& dim slightly)? If so, its not the battery.
A malfunctioning the ignition switch will allow the car to keep running after the key is turned off. You can remove the positive ground cable from the battery to shut the car off.
If the cigarette lighter would normally work without turning on the ignition, yes.
All of a vehicle's electicity using devices drain/discharge the battery, but during the time the engine is running, the alternaror is supposed to keep the battery recharged. If the engine IS running, but the alternator is NOT providing enough current to recharge the battery then ALL of the electricity using devices discharge the battery. Some of the "onboard" computers draw some slight amount of power even when the ignition switch is off, but they do not use enough power by themselves to significantly discharge the vehicle battery. Any electricity using device which SHOULD be turned off when the ignition is off, BUT... which due to some fault [such as a "stuck" relay for example] that keeps that device still turned on when the engine is not running and the key is off will also discharge the battery. Or, just leaving the ignition switch on without the engine running, or the headlights or parking lights on, or sound equipment left on will contribute to discharge of a vehicle's battery.
I had a 96 Stratus that would do that, and it turned out to be that the starter was bad.
Dead cell in the battery. A light is on drawing power from the battery. You may also have a relay that is stuck.
If it is a stock original engine and ignition system the gap would be .035".
Probably ignition switch. Have it checked out.
Defective clock or it is wired incorrectly. Should be wired to have power when ignition is turned off. it sounds to me that the constant live has been lost to the clock, there are three wires to a vehicle clock, an earth, an ignition live and a constant live
sounds more like ignition problem. plugs, wires or distributor maybe.
the first thing I would check is, fuel, spark, coil, ignition module
Check the door switches first. Then make sure the light isn't turned on either at the bulb or at the dashboard switch. Many vehicles eventually turn off the dome light, even if it's turned on by the driver, to save the battery.Note: If the door switch contact failed, it would fail in an "open" state, and the light would not come on when the door opened. If the door switch was jumpered (bypassed), or the plunger on the switch is not making contact with the door, the light would stay on when the ignition is on and then time out after the ignition is turned off. But, The most common mistake is to accidentally leave the headlight switch in the manual dome mode (having the knob fully rotated to the left, or, counterclockwise), then the light stays on while driving and will time out after the ignition is turned off to prevent the battery from running fully down.
Bad starter Bad battery Bad connection on battery cables. Faulty ignition switch
You would need to rewire them. They should be on with the ignition in the accessory position.
No gas Ridiculous...hoping that there is gas in your car...I would say either the starter or the ignition switch. When you get the car started, take it to autozone and let them do a free diagnostic on your alternator, battery, starter and ignition module.
Dead battery, corroded or loose battery or starter cables, defective starter or starter solenoid, loose ground connection.