Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: San Diego, CA
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how to find what is draining battery?
I have had an optima red top battery for about a year with no problems at all. This week I parked my jeep at the airport for a few days, and the battery was dead when I came back. I got it jumped and it ran fine on the way home. When I hooked up my battery charger to the battery, it showed it as 0% charged.
I'm guessing there is something that is draining the battery while it sits, but I haven't known about it since I drive the jeep everyday and it is getting charged while driving. I had recently re-loomed some wires, so maybe something that was unshielded is now making contact with an accessory or a ground.
Are there some things I can check with my volt meter to locate where the power is going??
I'm really at a loss of where to start. I will check the places where I re-loomed the wire first, but I want to make sure I find the problem.
I appreciate any help.
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