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Old 11-21-2004, 09:01 PM   #11
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So now you know why they changed it for the newer models.
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yup i have 12V constant power in my drop down fuse box for ELC at all times. I have my interior neons using that power source and i have my exterior neons running off of the heated windshield in the drop down fuse box
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Will the rear end be noticeably lower if they've leaked down? When i hooked up the jumper cables, the compressor did not kick in. I jumped it and let the battery charge this morning at 12:00, but it was dead again by 5:30.

I called my dad tonight, he said that sometimes batteries can really go bad that fast, so i'm guessing that is my problem. Of the 30 vehicles we have on the farm, i've never seen a battery go bad like that-they seem to take a week to completely become unusable.
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try and jump the car again. You will find that there is a drop down fuse panel right above the drivers side foot well. After the car is jumped pull the ELC fuse to see if that pump is causing that problem
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try and jump the car again. You will find that there is a drop down fuse panel right above the drivers side foot well. After the car is jumped pull the ELC fuse to see if that pump is causing that problem
More generally, if the car is dead when you find it, hook up the charger with a minimum of disturbance (e.g. don't go fiddling with the light switches, etc.), then look to see what'* active now that juice has returned: lights, level-control pump, power antenna, etc. If the Twilight Sentinel relay has stuck closed, it'll probably still be stuck closed after the battery dies.

If in doubt, just turn it off for a few days to eliminate it as a suspect, then see if the problem remains.

If the battery has gone so far dead that it'* reversed polarity (which can be checked out of the car with a DC voltmeter), it'* truly toast. If it'* only gone dead once or twice, it might be salvageable.
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My twilight does that if i have it set anywhere other than off, it will just stay on until the battery is drained.
Also when its in park at night and the twilight is set on, the lights will flash off and on really fast and you can hear a clicking noise in the dash somewhere.

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Matt, that sounds like a low voltage somwhere. Either originating at the battery, or somewhere else due to corrosion.
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I've had my lights stay on if I turn the car off in gear. Seems to give the car a brain-fart if you're not in park when you shut it off....
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Well it looks like the battery was just toast. I got all excited cause i had never seen a battery fail that fast. Got a delco battery monday and been good since.
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