1985 Mercedes Benz 500sec V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 210K miles
I've been chasing this problem for years. Finally, as my 16 year old is now driving the car, I can no longer ignore the issue. With a new battery installed and fully charged, it will sometimes drain down overnight, sometimes it takes several days. When the doors are locked, there is only a slight mAh drain (tolerable & likely normal), however, when the doors are left unlocked, there is a 6 amp draw. My mechanic believes we must focus on the door locking system now, thereby pulling door panels, etc. I'm starting to pass the $500 mark at this stage and we still have not pinned down the exact cause for the high amp, constant drain, except that it appears related to the door locking system. I have had trouble with the trunk lock, holding the latched in the locked position on occasion, which may be related. Any experience with this situation would surely be appreciated. LKL
have the same problem?
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 AT 7:44 AM