So I have a 1994 Concorde whose battery keeps dying when its parked. The underhood lightbulb was staying on and killed the battery once. I looked high and low for the switch that is supposed to turn it off when the hood closes but couldnt find it so I just pulled the fuse (interior lights) to turn it off. Guess what, next day, the car was still dead again. I boosted it again and had to drive for a while today, so the battery was full charged, I checked the voltage when I was done, 12.6 and a few hours later, it was right at 12.0 thats a huge voltage drop for a few hours. I took off the negative ground cable so the battery doesn't die tonight, but I need to fix this asap. I was trying to get a current reading when the car was off but was struggling. I was hooking my meter up in series with the negative battery cable, but the only time I could get it to read anything at all was when I put the fuse back in. It was drawing 4.5 amps then, which makes sense why the battery would die, but I don't get why it isn't reading anything without the fuse in, even in 2ma mode. Oh well, anyone have any ideas?
Oh yeah, I checked out the charging system to, well to the best of my ability, its putting out over 14 volts when the car is on, so it looks good. Also, the battery is only 7 days old, the last one was dead dead, obviously from the same problem now I realize (couldn't tell before, I was 200km away from the car and couldn't check since it had no battery).
Last edited by pr1son3r; 12-19-2006 at 11:09 PM.