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Old 03-02-2005, 04:23 PM   #11
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ttt anyone?

what would be the most likely culprit? how can i tell if the glove box light is turning off? when i push the kill button, it turns off.

help please.
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The car draws ~ 18 milliamps when I bridge my multi-meter between the battery and the negative cable. This seems acceptable, don't you guys think?

This would lead me to believe it may be a battery that cannot hold its charge. However, the battery was replaced in august of 04. I guess stranger things have happened.
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18 ma sure seems like a small draw. Take the battery out and have it load tested. While you are at it, check all the connections at the battery, the ground from the battery to the block and the positive to the alternator. Do the cables look OK? If all check OK, that points to the alternator.
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The car draws ~ 18 milliamps when I bridge my multi-meter between the battery and the negative cable. This seems acceptable, don't you guys think?

This would lead me to believe it may be a battery that cannot hold its charge. However, the battery was replaced in august of 04. I guess stranger things have happened.
(Im not sure of your electrical skills, so this is a general idea)


Make sure your taking off the cable and measuring between it and the battery...

After two weeks of non use my battery would probably not be able to start the car either.. but thats because my battery is rather small for the car... it has a tough time after three cold days...

*Simple solution-* start car every day!
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i dotn mean to get off topic. but willen u said only sse and ssei have security systems? my sle has one or are they different?
no i think all the OBD II have security systems standard no matter what trim
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