1990 Mercedes Benz 230te my battery is down

Tiny
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  • 1990 MERCEDES BENZ 230TE
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 2 MILES
My battery is runing down what is the problem
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Saturday, February 21st, 2015 AT 2:32 AM

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Tiny
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Have it tested to determine if it's just a bad battery or if something is pulling it down.
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Saturday, February 21st, 2015 AT 4:57 AM
Tiny
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Something is pulling it down pls help me
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Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 AT 2:26 AM
Tiny
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Did you have it tested or not?
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Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 AT 4:13 AM
Tiny
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Yes and if I remove the battery terminal, try to put it back it will spark light, which means something is wrong
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Monday, February 23rd, 2015 AT 7:32 AM
Tiny
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No, it doesn't mean something is wrong. The system has numerous components on timers that activate when the battery is connected, the door is opened or the key is turned on.
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Monday, February 23rd, 2015 AT 3:25 PM
Tiny
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My own is not door that is open no even I lock everything remove the key the battery will stil spark light and there is one white reley in the fusebox that is makin some nois, what is the work the reley.
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Monday, February 23rd, 2015 AT 9:39 PM
Tiny
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You're not hearing what I'm saying. Timers are triggered when the battery is connected and they have to expire before any measurement can be taken.

Here is the procedure to test for draw.

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 20 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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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 AT 2:03 AM
Tiny
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Ok thank you very much
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 AT 7:15 AM

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