Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2003 23:32:12 -0000
From: "David Wilson" <david.wilsonnopsame.pipex.com>
Subject: Re: 2002 9-3 battery drain


FWIW - It's also just possible that one of the battery terminals isn't tightened down properly - happened to me ages ago (with - say it very quietly - a Lancia!). Italian garage theory was that a low level discharge left a corrosion track under the terminal which stopped the starting current.......... Never made any sense from an engineering point of view, but cleaning & tightening the terminal fixed it until the car fell apart........... "SPL" <SPLnopsam.net> wrote in message news:bWLob.23093$6z3.13846nopsamsvr31.news.prodigy.com... > Thank you for that. It makes sense, but I wonder why the battery did not > show on the load test. Is that a flawed test usually? > > > "Happy-camper" <happycamnopsamail.com> wrote in message > news:eOFob.4103$4n1.3132nopsam01.bloor.is.net.cable.rogers.com... > > Forget that, you should be able to listen to the radio for hours ( all > day). > > I have a 10pack Cd Player and listen for hours when I work in my garage, > > with the volume cranked. The radio is not killing your battery. I suspect > > your battery is on the way out. When my 9000 was new, the original battery > > died suddenly in the first year. Dealer said it had one bad cell. To kill > a > > good battery in 10 minutes, you would have to be pulling some serious > > current from somewhere. I once left my lights on for 4-5 hours and still > had > > plenty left to start my car. I would take that car to another garage and > > have it tested again, or borrow another battery to see if makes a > > difference. Good luck. > > > > "gambo" <spamnopsamam.net> wrote in message > > news:H7Fob.766$gD1.763nopsamcolumbus.rr.com... > > > > > > "SPL" <SPLnopsam.net> wrote in message > > > news:ZFBob.15903$m12.10049nopsamsvr33.news.prodigy.com... > > > > Hello: > > > > > > > > We have a 2002 9-3 and have had dead battery problems after listening > to > > > the > > > > radio in the car with the engine off for only 10 minutes. This has > > > happened > > > > several times, and every time we bring it to the dealer, they tell us > > that > > > > the battery load test is fine, and the alternator tests fine also. > > > > > > > > Now that cold weather is coming, we are concerned. Any ideas? > > > > > > Yeah, don't listen to the radio with the engine off. If you absolutely > > have > > > to, get a generator to power your radio. Hope this helps. > > > > > > > > > > > >

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