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emsvitil 01-18-2013 01:25 AM

Dead Battery.......
Had a dead battery today..

This night I did some minor testing and found that there's (all of a sudden) a load of 160 mA on the battery after everthing is shutdown and locked (I even checked that the trunk light turns off)

This 5 - 10 times the load that should be there.

To hopefully save me some time tommorrow pulling fuses, I was wondering if anyone has had a similiar problem so I could start there..


emsvitil 01-18-2013 06:14 PM

The 160 mA or so drain is normal.

It was way lower today.

I was searching for this problem last night, and it seems it takes a couple of hours for the drain to reduce.

My problem was that the trunk was closed, but not latched. Thus the trunk light was on.

sailor 01-18-2013 08:34 PM


By the way, I've noticed that the trunk light on mine WILL shut off after time when the lid is open, less than your two hours I'm sure - but I never timed it!

amc49 01-18-2013 11:19 PM

Wagon rear bay light does too, thinking tied to a timer chip.....maybe ten minutes?

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