2000 Chevy Blazer can a dead light bulb cause a battery 2 d

Tiny
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET BLAZER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 132,000 MILES
I cant keep my battery charged it will keep up 4 3 days or so I found that one of my turn signal lights r burnt out could that b causing the battery 2 die
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 5:29 PM

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Tiny
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I don't think your blown bulb would drain your battery, not unless you leave the ignition on when you leave the car. The lights except for the parking lights run through the ignition switch. If the car charges all right when running then I would look at the altinator voltage regulator. When you disconnet the battery is there a spark? You can have the altinator checked out at most auto stores like auto zone. They can also check the voltage drain.
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 7:01 PM
Tiny
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Yea it sparks when I disconnect the battery or when I attach a charger it sparks
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 7:05 PM
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The sound system did you put in a high powered amp.
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 7:09 PM
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Yea I have a 200watt jvc cd player 2 800watt xplod subs and a 1000watt xplod amp
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 7:11 PM
Tiny
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It has a new duralast gold battery I think the alternator is only 100 or 105 amps
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 7:13 PM
Tiny
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Ok, the battery goes dead every couple of days? Did this start after you installed the 1000 watt amp? If the answer is yes then the altinator might not be able to keep up enough amp to run everything without taking voltage from the battery. You can try a couple of things. First take the fuses out of the amp and radio for a couple of days to see if that is the problem. Yeh I know without music it feel weird. You can still take it to a auto store and have it checked to see if its putting out enough. They will let you know if you need a higher amp altinator. I just looked at summit racing. Com and they do have altinators that put out up to 140 amp, lets make sure it is the amp drawing down the battery first.
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 7:45 PM
Tiny
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I did disconnect the amp from the battery once and it still went down
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 7:51 PM
Tiny
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After I put n the jvc cd player a few things were able 2 turn on with out the car being on that wouldnt b4
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 7:53 PM
Tiny
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Somewhere in the instalation a wire is crossed to a hot wire and feeding back to the accesories. I know one wire is for the memory of the radio. Check the wires. If you have to disconnect one at a time until the other things don't come on when the wire is disconnected.
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 8:02 PM
Tiny
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U think that may have something 2 do with the battery going down and 2 let u know I havent been driving it very much cause it needs some work
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 8:07 PM
Tiny
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With what you told me today, that can be the drain on the battery and with you not driving it to much that would help even more. A car has to run for over 15 minutes to get the battery to charge enough for it to start when the battery is completly dead. Disconnect the battery and put it on a slow charge, this brings the condition of the battery up better than a fast charge. Still check the wires for the stereo
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 8:21 PM
Tiny
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Ok than you very much for your help and ill check that radio 2marrow
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 8:24 PM
Tiny
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Your welcome, let me know how you made out
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 8:26 PM

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