battery drain, 300tdi
Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:27 AM
Any pointers / advice appreciated......the wifes getting board of connecting / disconnecting the battery 10 times a day! Oh, and it drained the battery in under 12 hours to nearly usless, so must be something big ish???
Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:55 AM
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:12 AM
Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:36 AM
I normally use a digital multimeter switched to the continuity setting , and the earth probe grounded, touch the other probe onto the various circuits. If you get a positive reading on a circuit you can start narrowing it down fairly quickly. You'll need a circuit diagram and be able to read it to get very far though, the haynes diagrams are generally ok.
Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:38 AM
I had a similar problem when by accident I caused a short on the battery and it fried one of the diodes in alternator and allowed the alternator to bleed charge from the battery when the engine was not running, at first it would take a couple of days to drain but in a very short time I was having trouble every morning, I ended up doing what your doing and disconnect the battery when ever I left it for a while.
I found the problem by putting a meter in line with the battery measuring the current drawn and disconnecting things until I found what was causing the problem.
Removing the small wires from the back of the alternator was all it needed to stop the charge drain.
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