1994 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 220, 00 miles
I am trying to diagnose this problem as I am like everybody else these days. Broke.
I have tried all that I know to find out what is draining my battery overnight. The most recent work on my car was someone "supposedly" installed an ignition switch and it seems that is about the time this problem began. I guess as crazy as it may sound, can a malfunctioning door lock/unlock system drain down the battery? If so, how can I check it and hopefully fix it?
I know that electrical issues can be anywhere. I just have any money to take it anywhere that will cost an arm and a leg. I do know that the alternator is working. Any suggestions?
Thank you and God bless you for your help, having mercy on a broke man! I did as you said and low and behold, with the "light technique" and found the culprit fuse that was draining my battery. I pulled one fuse and the light went out! This is an awesome step forward. This fuse (CTSY) covers interior light, (dome light, I guess), horn, power locks, audible warning system, remote lift gate release and check oil light.
My best guess would be "power locks" which do not work anyway. The other is the remote tail gate release but that is iffy as I have the manual type that you pull the lever to open the trunk. What are your thoughts especially about the door locks? Should I disconnect them altogether and retry replacing the fuse to see if the light comes back on? Foot notes; They click but do not lock or unlock the doors? Any help would be such a blessing!
God Bless You and Yours
have the same problem?
Friday, January 15th, 2010 AT 8:24 PM