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
Friday, January 15th, 2010 AT 8:24 PM