1998 Dodge Intrepid battery goes dead over night

  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • 278,000 MILES
I did a draw test, test light stays on, I removed all fuses and relays, test light stays on, I disconnected the alt- test light stays on. What do I do next?
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Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 AT 3:56 PM

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They have the hazards on one, the engine on the other(10 way) and the starter and relay is 3. Then alt. And also another for the defogger in rear on some. The starter had a bullet connector(natural), the alt. Had another(black), then the 10 way conn. And hazards(small one wire) All at the rear of the battery. Pull all as close to the battery as possible, before the engine power center. The draw was normal on some(yeah). But it is supposed to be miliamps number. 5-30. So you could have a light, but it depended on your bulbs resistance so you should not replace the battery until that is done. Timers. 1. Hood lamp? Alarm system? TCM?
2. It can light up to 3 minutes.
3. On some the BCM, Load leveling(65 minute timer)PCM, 35 minutes had to time out. It was usually the under hood lamp. Then a dome or glove, or trunk lamp. Starter relay.
Your talking about the in car fuse panel and the power center under the hood also.
And everytime the light disconnects, it must time out once again. I only replaced the batterys twice in a couple hundred.
I had a love/hate relationship with these.
Each had its own way, in service manual depending on electronics. Then put a battery in it. 2 tenths. Ok good disconnecting to ya. They could be 2 day affairs. Go on another job, then come back to it, for your mental stability.
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Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 AT 9:05 PM

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