My battery keeps dying

Tiny
LPATRICIA.1969@YAHOO.COM
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  • 1998 SATURN SC2
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Is there a way to bypass the keyless entry module so it doesn't keep draining my battery? I have a 1998 saturn sc2 I had a diag done to where draw was coming from and was told it was the keyless entry module in the passenger door.
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Friday, January 20th, 2012 AT 10:03 PM

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Tiny
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Check the remote buttons, they could be causing the battery to go out, also check this info for the battery drain problem

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-battery-dead-overnight.
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Friday, January 20th, 2012 AT 11:07 PM
Tiny
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There would be nothing to bypass. If you just unplug the module you will disable the system and hopefully the draw too. You aren't going to have working keyless entry unless you fix it properly.
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Friday, January 20th, 2012 AT 11:35 PM
Tiny
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Just to add this one are we talking about factory keyless entry?Because if we were the keyless entry module aka rke module is in that door. Also if you unplug the factory keyless entry module the car will no longer start. What usually drains the battery on those is the door lock switch on the door wears out and the door locks run all the time draining the battery and make the door lock actuators to over heat and become inop.
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Saturday, January 21st, 2012 AT 12:16 AM
Tiny
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Thanks saturntech.
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Saturday, January 21st, 2012 AT 12:57 AM
Tiny
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Your welcome I ment to say that factory module isnt in that door.
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Saturday, January 21st, 2012 AT 1:50 AM
Tiny
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Ok.
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Saturday, January 21st, 2012 AT 2:48 AM
Tiny
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OMG thank you guys so much! As I looked on the diag sheet it also stated that the door lock actuator is stuck/inop. SO now it all makes sense. Thanks again you guys for your help!
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Saturday, January 21st, 2012 AT 12:49 PM
Tiny
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One more question, is there a possibility of disconnecting the door lock actuator, that this will correct the draw, if that's the issue?
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Saturday, January 21st, 2012 AT 12:53 PM
Tiny
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Look at both door lock switches especially the drivers side door one see if one of the switches doesnt return to the center position?If it doesnt then all you have to do is replace the switch.I will help you find a new switch if you need one the switches arent that expensive. Let me know what you find and we will go from there.
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Saturday, January 21st, 2012 AT 4:36 PM
Tiny
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I looked at both switches and the passenger door switch did not center and I have unplugged it. I have also pulled the fuses for the door locks to see if that helps. I have it on the charger now and will keep you posted. Thanks Again ya'll for all the help!
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Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 11:53 PM
Tiny
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Your welcome if the passenger side switch wont center just unplug that switch no need to pull the door lock fuse. Did you want me to help you find a new switch?
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Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 AT 2:00 AM

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