BATTERY DRAIN - FROM STARTER ?

  • Tiny
  • reebo
  • 1982 Volkswagen Van
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • manual

Hello Experts,

I have a VW Westfalia. That's the first problem. It has a battery drain.
I have isolated all the wires to the battery's positive by installing a switch in line. Except for the Wire to the starter. A couple of days later without starting the van. The battery is dead. So my drain must be starter related. How can I test this with a simple multi-meter?

Thanks.

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 AT 6:59 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • Dr Loot
  • Expert
  • 2,332 posts

The way to properly test a drain on the battery is removed + cable test light in line with a light will come on if there is a drain, remove the fuses one by one if the light goes out the short is in the circuit

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 AT 5:29 AM

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