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Jan 19, 2017, 9:55 AM

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My 206 05 Reg loosing battery power over night.Any one help please!

Hammer Time
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Jan 19, 2017, 10:01 AM

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We don't have that car here but here is the general procedure to find that.

You will need a digital ammeter and a jumper wire with clips on the ends to do this.
First rig any door switches so you can have a door open without triggering the interior lights and unplug the hood light. Remove one battery cable and attach the meter in series between the battery cable and battery post. Take the jumper wire and also attach it the same way. Leave the jumper wire on for at least 10 minutes to expire all the automatic timers. Now remove the jumper wire and read the meter. Anything over 50ma is too much draw. The way you locate this is to start removing fuses one at a time until the meter drops to normal level. This will be the circuit with something staying on. Determine what components are part of that circuit and check them individually until the problem is isolated.


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Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 19, 2017, 10:06 AM

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You need to find or rule out a "parasitic" drain and know how to use a Digital Volt Ohm Meter also called DVOM.
First just make sure any reading lights, glove box or trunk/boot/hood lights are out or pull bulbs.

The test would be disconnect negative battery cable at battery and hook up DVOM between the post and the cable for a reading. You wait some time - say 1/2 plenty for it to be stable and read the drain which might be 50 or less. If more, pull fuses one by one AFTER defeating any hood light and interior lights where most fuse boxes are and see which one or more drop the drain down to correct. Then you know by owner's manual which items on that fuse to check out and fix.

There's a chance that battery itself has a short inside draining itself so this wouldn't show up. In that case if you charged it with a charger while disconnected and left it disconnect after charger removed and found it low or dead blame the battery itself. Age matters so look for markings on how old battery is at that happens much more to very old batteries and still rare,


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