Questions tagged [battery-drain]

A loss of electrochemical potential between positive and negative terminals a car's battery, creating a loss of power, sometimes to the point of being unable to start the vehicle.

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97 model Honda civic and battery drain

I do not use my Honda frequently, may be 2 or 3 times a month. The Battery is just about 7-8 months old from Costco. I had last used the car on (I guess) Sunday. May be drive for about 30min total. ...
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result of battery drain

done a parasitic test on battery(new) showed up as 1.74 amps,removed fuses 1 by 1 and found that the 20amp fuse for the coupe console when removed dropped the amps to 0.49, i have a 56 renault scenic ...
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Car started then stopped. Now doesn't turn on or crank

I have a 2008 Ford Fusion S- battery is 3 years old but was still working without any issues. I hopped in the car this morning and started it up, mind you I had driven the car 24 hours prior. The car ...
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Can an undercharged battery cause the van to have trouble keeping a high enough idle to keep running?

So a few weeks ago I accidentally left my keys in my van ('04 Nissan Quest). Not only in the van, but in the ignition in the 'on' position. I didn't realize this until about 10 hours later, long ...
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Car will not start & interior lights flicker whenever I try. No noise whenever I turn the key

2007 Hyundai Entourage Car will not start & interior lights flicker whenever I try. No noise whenever I turn the key. Took several attempts to jump it yesterday, but finally did start. Today I'...
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2004 Jeep Sahara battery problems

I have a 2004 jeep Sahara and the other day I was fooling with the component that turns the flow of air in the ducts in the jeep was running fine then the next day I went to crank it and nothing just ...
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honda shine 2014 model-Battery getting dry within a week

i am using Honda Shine since 2014, i replaced battery after 2.5 yrs with new exide dry battery, but after a 4-5 month starter, horn, indicator fail to work and then my bike unable to start, i ...
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2009 Honda Pilot 4WD

I replaced a 7 year old battery 3 days ago. The solenoid was clicking so I figured it was the battery. The old battery had an 11.5 amp draw . The new battery just went out again today and solenoid ...
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Battery died and now car will not run

I have a 2001 Nissan Sentra. Monday morning, I drove the car and when I got home I forgot to turn the lights off. It sat all day like that then Monday evening I realized that I had run the battery ...
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No kick start in bikes a problem?

The current trend of motorbikes (at least in India, for 160cc and above bikes) is to leave out the kick start. Instead, we have electric start (or self-start, I don't know what's what and why it ...
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Finding an elusive parasitic draw......?

This has been bothering me for a year now! Once a month I would go and start my car and it would hesitate to start and I would hold the key on start until it starts all the way up. Battery is good, ...
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What are "normal" battery recharge needs for modern cars?

I just bought a brand new car (Honda Accord Touring 2017). Its battery recharge characteristics are: - loses 1/3 of its charge in 4 days (if the car is resting. See test attached) - loses 1/3 or its ...
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2005 Chevy Suburban 2wd 1500 Battery Drain tied to RTD 30 Amp Fuse for Air Ride Suspension

I recently purchased replacement rear air shocks for my 2005 Suburban along with a Dorman Air Shock Compressor. Prior to replacing the shocks I had replaced the compressor a year ago. A month ago my ...
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Temporary loss of engine power when headlights flashed after jump start

I had a battery drain on my 1986 Porsche 944S which left the battery completely drained (solved, it was the radio). I jumped it successfully and took it on a drive to charge the battery up. As I was ...
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Battery tested good but it keeps getting drained. Is my alternator failing or is it because I don't drive much?

I have a 2007 Mazda 3 2.3L. The battery is about 1 year old. I should note right off the bat that I usually only drive my car on weekends so that might be the problem, though it's been like that for ...
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Battery problem for paddy harvester

My harvester vehicle is Claas make. Model Crop tiger 40. I locally fabricated AC cabin for this vehicle. After AC installation, if my vehicle run one day in AC next day morning it is not getting self ...
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Help tracking down a battery drain issue on a 2007 Vauxhall Corsa

I'm really hoping someone can help track down a battery drain issue with a 2007 Vauxhall Corsa. We've been back and forth to a Vauxhall garage with this car since we bought it and have had a hell of ...
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Why don't some modern cars automatically turn off headlights when stopped?

I forgot the lights on overnight on a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta and 16 hours later when I came back to the car the lights were still on but the car wouldn't start. Can't the car check the battery level ...
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1999 Ford Ranger Battery Drain

I have had a slight battery drain on my Ford Ranger, enough to kill the battery after a few days of sitting. The battery is new. This is the troubleshooting I have done so far: Tested the battery ...
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How much current should 2007 Mazda6 draw when off?

I've been finding my 2007 Mazda6 battery low in the mornings. This morning, with moderate temperatures, I had to jump it to start the engine. I put a clamp ammeter on the battery cable and pulled ...
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Honda Odyssey: Neutral/unlocked steering wheel without draining battery?

I need to tow (front-wheel dolly) my 2014 Odyssey Elite about 50 miles. Which means that it needs to be in neutral, and the steering wheel needs to be unlocked. Unfortunately, the normal condition ...
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How to remove sensor for rear tailgate

Would like to remove the dashboard light for the tailgate-open sensor in my van (Kia Pregio) because it stays on even with the key removed from the vehicle. There's no fuse for it, so I put a piece ...
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How long can a car battery be uncharged before it is ruined?

I believe if a car battery is left uncharged, it will eventually ruin the battery's ability to hold a charge due to irreversible chemical reactions in the car battery. How long would it take for the ...
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Car battery dead for a while... now it won't charge?

So, my car battery died 4 months ago while it was unused in my garage during the summer (interior dome light left on for months). I went to jump start it this morning, ran it 20km ( 30 minutes ) to ...
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What would cause a slow drain of a battery?

Have a 2002 Toyota Camry, I got a switch to disconnect the battery, but before that the battery would slowly drain if you left the car for about a week. The solution is fine for now, but how would I ...
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Prius 2004 (generation II): problem with brake drained hybrid battery

For background, I bought my Prius used in the early 2015 with about 160,000 on it. After a few months I noticed that the hybrid battery would be systematically drained or nearly so upon starting the ...
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1998 Nissan Altima Slowly Discharging Battery with New Alternator

Our 1998 Altima needed a new alternator. Everything is fine, except overnight the new battery gets drawn down to 8 volts and the car will not start without a jump. For some reason when we test the ...
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battery fully discharged, got a jump-start, but what do I do now?

My battery was fully discharged (forgot to turn off headlights for a few hours). The car wouldn't even unlock from the remote. What should I do after getting a jumpstart?
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Why won't my car even crank?

While inspecting the wires under the hood of my 1995 Camry LE (v6) I noticed that a wire ending at my alternator was loose. Note that before I disconnected anything, my car would start fine... So I ...
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1999 Dodge Durango won't start after backwards jump

1999 dodge durango will turn over but not start after a friend put jumper cables on backwards.when i try to start vehicle security light blinks ,flashers and dashboard light blinks for approx a min ...
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Will new 100 watt headlights be too much on battery?

I want to install these new powerful headlights but they use around 100 watts. I have a 12v 45Ah battery which gives me around 540wh. Now I know that's not even half but when you factor in all the ...
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What could be causing battery drain on a 2009 Honda Pilot?

My sister has a 2009 Honda Pilot that's got some issues with the electrical system. The battery frequently drains overnight (every other day or so). When driving a lot (several hours or more) the ...
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2010 Hyundia i30 - Should I keep the batter lead removed in order to prevent the battery from flattening out?

I drive 2010 Hyundia i30. I recently had my battery flat out after I did not use it for 3 months. The mechanic who helped with the battery situation suggested that I can keep one of the battery leads ...
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Starting Enfield with low/dead battery

My bike has a very low/dead battery and it doesn't start. What I did though was, kick the bike for few minutes and later it started, but when I tried to move the vehicle by putting it in first gear it ...
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Calculate current drain from the battery in a drive

Control module voltage is one of the OBD PID. It signifies the car battery voltage. Is there any way to calculate how much current is drawn in a drive (say 7 km from my office to home). The voltage ...
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Battery Draw while car is off at 3.24

I have a 2007 Saab 95 wagon... For about 6 months at random about once a month my car has been dead. After calling AAA and they told me there is a draw from the battery at apx 3.24 which is should be ...
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Motorcycle won't turn over immediately after a pit stop

Motorcycle: 1980 Honda CB900 Custom. After refilling the battery with distilled water, getting it charged and letting the motorcycle sit for a few days... I then went for a ride yesterday. The ...
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Help with Strange Intermittent yet predictable parasitic battery drain?

I'm having an issue where while testing circuits for the offending drain, I will see NO drain for about 30 seconds and then a 6-9 amp drain for about 10; rinse and repeat. Anybody have an idea what ...
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Car battery won't charge above 50%

I had a problem starting my car after not driving it for two weeks. After charging the battery with a CTEK trickle charger via the cigarette lighter socket, the car started fine. I had my car battery ...
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Constant drain on battery solution

I have a 2012 Ford Fusion SE. My problem is that my dc power outlets (cigarette lighter) are on continuously. I was charging one of my cell phone battery packs and as I unplugged it I noticed that ...
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2 Volts on Car Battery

My car battery has gone completely flat after leaving my car parked up for about a month. Tried turning over the car today, and none of the lights on the dash light up. Ran a multimeter across the ...
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Will putting new subs and amp in car drain my battery

I have a 99 Acura 3.2 TL with a Napa legend 75 battery would putting a 1000 watt amp and 2 15 subs hurt my car?
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Does draining a battery typically leave it in a state that it won't take a charge?

My son borrowed a car and the battery seemed fine, car started fine every time. However it died after my son left some overhead lights on in the car overnight. We jumped it, and he drove about 20 ...
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Battery terminal connection issue

I have a dodge caravan 2012 and I recently got an electronic anti-rust device installed. 3 weeks after, I experienced a first problem. I started the engine then it stopped after 2 seconds. I ...
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How long will a 12V vehicle battery last if vehicle not used? [closed]

Without using a battery charger, about how long will a 12V vehicle battery last while sitting connected in an unused vehicle? In other words, how often do you need to drive a vehicle in order to keep ...
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BMW 320Ci (E46) flat battery, caused by light?

I just bought a second hand manual BMW 320Ci yesterday, and after driving around in the backyard for 15 mins this morning, I found I have a flat battery this evening. The engine won't start and I can ...
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Battery Drains Every 1-3 Weeks

I have been experiencing a slow draining of the battery for the past 1-2 months wherein the vehicle will be fine and suddenly the vehicle will not start. First thought was the battery, as the ...
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How did the tyre shop flatten my battery?

I bought a 'new' (2004) Subaru Forester last week. The other day, I took it in to have the wheel alignment checked, and once they had finished aligning it, they came back and said "the battery was ...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee battery issues

Nearing 200,000 miles on this car, so it's beginning to have issues here and there. The most recent being that it dies when not being driven. This car was driven on a daily basis until I went to ...
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Do all 12V batteries produce the same amount of current?

I have a car battery which is roughly 12 V. Sometimes, I will not use the car for a week (I bike instead), and the battery voltage drops to 9.5 V ~ 10 V. This low voltage makes it hard to start the ...