HOW CAN I CHECK ELECTRICAL ISSUES TO NARROW DOWN WHAT KEEPS MAKING MY CAR DIE

  • Tiny
  • Layasmom29
  • 1996 Nissan Maxima
  • 154,000 miles

If my car is not driven daily the battery will completely die. I have replaced my battery a million times. (Last week and did not start today)and have had my alternater checked and says that it is working. If I do not start my car in 24 hours it will be completely drained. Once I place on a charger and charge it will work again until the next time I dont drive it for over 24 hours. I am running out of options and cant afford to keep being late for work because I have to charge it. I look outside constantly to make sure lights are not coming on and they havent, also dont hear anything trying to run when powered off. Please help me.

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Saturday, October 1st, 2011 AT 8:11 PM

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  • rasmataz
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You have a short circuit within the electrical system that's draining the battery overnite

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Saturday, October 1st, 2011 AT 8:13 PM
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Is there a way to narrow down where it is? Is there anything I can do besides take it to shop to find it?

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Saturday, October 1st, 2011 AT 8:18 PM
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Put a voltmeter in serious with the battery positive cable and start removing fuses one by one when the voltage drops that's the problem area-

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Saturday, October 1st, 2011 AT 8:22 PM

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