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Author Topic: 2000 2.3 Galaxy power drain  (Read 2451 times)

Offline 2077stephanie

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2000 2.3 Galaxy power drain
« on: April 01, 2013, 03:16:33 PM »
new 71ah battery.. goes flat in 48 hours!

disconnected faulty CD changer.. would this cure the fault? ... cables seem fine.. any advice greatly received!!!

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Re: 2000 2.3 Galaxy power drain
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 03:45:24 PM »
Hi

You could connect an ammeter in series with the battery to see how much of a drain there is, then reconnect the cd changer and see if the drain increases significantly.  If it does then the cd changer is the problem.  If not - you will need to remove the fuses one by one, checking the reading on the ammeter each time until you find the one that removes the drain - this will be your faulty circuit.

It would be best to do this with a fully charged battery and the ignition switched off.
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Offline EIG

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Re: 2000 2.3 Galaxy power drain
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 03:57:32 PM »
I meant to add that if its not the cd changer the next most probable cause would be the alternator so I would check it out first, if not then I would carry out the ammeter tests on the fusebox.
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Offline Chrispb

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Re: 2000 2.3 Galaxy power drain
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 12:48:50 PM »
Hi Stephanie  welcome5

I take it you have checked the obvious like interior light/s and glove box light staying on
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Re: 2000 2.3 Galaxy power drain
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2019, 07:41:01 AM »
Did the old battery go flat quickly too? If not then it’s probabky a duff battery. Just take it back and get a new one from somewhere else that has better quality control processes
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