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Battery Keeps Going Dead

Old 01-07-2004, 04:26 PM
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The only two things I can think of is the alarm led its bright blue and my headlight motors someone backed into me so my lights cant go all the way up so the motors keep trying to go up and down (so I pulled the fuse). Oh yea I have one amp 700watts but I had the amp for a while I dont think thats the cause. Can my amp kill my alt??? Should I change the led to a smaller one?
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Old 01-07-2004, 06:05 PM
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i was gonna say the headlight until you pulled the fuse. the alarm is likely.



the correct way to look for this is to measure the amp draw at the battery and start pulling fuses, once the drain stops you know what circuit to look at
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Old 01-07-2004, 06:52 PM
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if its only recent and there is nothing else different from before, then

you should check all the connections, terminals, and the alternator.
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Old 01-07-2004, 07:01 PM
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Have you tested the battery yet?
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Old 01-07-2004, 07:04 PM
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yes the battery was bad now thats two in a month the first one came with the car. It could be me not driving the car and the alarm going all the time and led flashing
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I had the same problem, i sold my n/a and my friend pulled the main fuse and it was faulty, the symptoms before were dead battery, hard to start (had to jump start), i replaced the Alt,and got a new battery (went through 3 batteries in the year i had the car) all cuz of the fuse..



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So the main fuse solved your problem, where is it located??
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Old 01-07-2004, 07:49 PM
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there must have been another problem, a fuse alone would not

draw power. maybe you pulled something out of the car for the sale

that was the source of the short.



my vert sits for a month at a time with the alarm on and it doesnt go bad, sometimes more then a month, but its a good battery.
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Old 01-07-2004, 08:54 PM
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but does your alarm have an ultra bright blue led flashing??? I think that is killing the battery it started when I left the car for two weeks when it snowed
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Could my s4 alt be undercharging the battery because it weill hold for awhile
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