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Hey guys, after a long search I couldn't find a post to resolve my issue. I have a Pulsar GTI 1800 and for some reason the battery doesn't hold charge. It just keeps getting drained and I have no idea why it is doing this. Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks in advance :)
 

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Thanks, yeah I thought it might be the battery so went and got it changed today as I only had the new battery for 7 days before this problem occured. The guy there said it could be the alternator as well so I gotta go take it in and he gonna test it for me. Hopefully it wasn't the alternator, heard it is quite expensive to fix if that is the problem.
 

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why does it have to be the alternator? it could be ANYTHING in the car that isn't turning off when the ignition is off. batteries don't like being drained and recharged over and over again, and over time such a problem will kill a battery. check all your interior lights, including trunk lights, and then make sure your stereo is working properly. check your battery cable terminal clamps for excess buildup. alternators can be pricey. check for simpler fixes first.
 

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Hey guys, so the alternator is fine, nothing wrong with that at all. Interior lights are always off and trunk has no lights either. Stereo works fine as well. Any other electrical faults that could cause a battery to drain so quickly?
 

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What you are experiencing is parasitic drain. Here is a good troubleshooting link from another forum that was very useful to me when I had alternator problems with my Altima. Although the vehicle is different, the troubleshooting methodology is the same. Go and get yourself a good multimeter and go hunting. Good Luck..

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Hey, thanks for this link. I will run through the troubleshoot as soon as I get a multimeter. Have been reading through it, and it does sound promising. Will get back to you after I've gone through it.
 

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You can also try an ordinary test light to find the draw. Disconnect one battery terminal [either one] and connect one test light lead to the cable end, and the other to the naked battery terminal post. Shut everything off and shut all doors. If the light stays on, you've got a draw. Pull one fuse at a time until the test light goes out. Then you'll at least know what system is causing the draw. If the light doesn't go out after pulling the fuses, start pulling one fuseable link at a time. Good luck.
 
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