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Title: 2000 2.3 Galaxy power drain
Post by: 2077stephanie 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!!!
Title: Re: 2000 2.3 Galaxy power drain
Post by: EIG 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.
Title: Re: 2000 2.3 Galaxy power drain
Post by: EIG 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.
Title: Re: 2000 2.3 Galaxy power drain
Post by: Chrispb 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
Title: Re: 2000 2.3 Galaxy power drain
Post by: SirDavidAlhambra on June 18, 2019, 07:41:01 AM
Did the old battery go flat quickly too? If not then itís probabky a duff battery. Just take it back and get a new one from somewhere else that has better quality control processes