I HAVE AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM WHERE THE BATTERY ...

  • Tiny
  • Kingpoop
  • 2005 HYUNDAI TUSCON
  • 30,000 MILES

I have an electrical problem where the battery keeps draining to zero. The only way I can keep the battery charged is by pulling a plastic yellow plug half way out on the drivers side and then when I want to use the car then push it back in to engage the dashboard lights. I have tried googling the issue and see that many people in the past have had this issue, but no one has ever posted a solution. I hear that it might be related to a fuse or short in the driver's side electric window or drivers side electric door-locks, but I do not know how to determine for sure.

Is there anything I can do? For example will a diagnostic tool such as a OBD-II device help me figure out the electrical problem?

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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 AT 12:03 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Kingpoop
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Here is a pic of the yellow pastic tab I have to pull out to disengage the electrical on the dashboard to save battery life.

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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 AT 12:27 AM
  • Tiny
  • Rasmataz
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Go to this link for more information: http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-battery-dead-overnight

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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 AT 2:38 AM

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