ELECTRICAL ISSUE

  • Tiny
  • Wechoate
  • 1992 OLDSMOBILE 88
  • 179,000 MILES

Electrical issue. Battery dies frequently. Draw test revealed some issues that were fixed. Battery still died periodically. Second draw test indicated that door-ajar switch not making every time. Switch in door latch in door; no aftermarket part. Wire switched into ignition on/off switch. Worked most of time. If car sits for more than a day or if the night is cold, there is a good chance car will not start. I'm on the third battery in two months. When car won't start battery isn't totally dead; just won't crank. Battery is about 650 CCA. Draw test shows only a small parasitic draw that could drain battery in about 2-3 days. Considering a 850 CCA battery and/or installing a kill switch to isolate the battery at night or car is stopped.

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Monday, February 25th, 2013 AT 2:20 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Still have a draw. Exactly how much is the draw?

Roy

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Monday, February 25th, 2013 AT 11:45 AM

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