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    Any idea what is going on.

    Car has been garaged since Oct as I;m trying to get the throwing belt problem fixed.
    Now a new battery that was put in in December has died. It will not charge more than 9 volts. The car has locked me out after i put it on charge.
    I have looked at all the lights and even disconnected my phone charger, camera, radar detector , and removed the burnout box. still won't charge. This battery replaced a new one that was put in September.
    Something is burning the battery down and i can't find the issue. The hood has been open the whole time by the way.
    Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

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    Is the trunk open??


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    no just the hood.

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    I have the same exact issue for a few years now so since my car isn’t a daily driver, I leave it on the trickle charger. Gonna install a battery disconnect when I get around to it. No one can seem to figure it out so I’m just dealing with it. Sorry I can’t help but at least you’re not alone if that’s any consolation.
    Last edited by Tdola; 01-12-2021 at 11:49 PM.

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    Same as above^

    I would leave mine a week or two at a time and it would drain. I now just disconnect positive and negative sides of the battery and it’s been fine since.


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    Well now after you guys talk about this mine goes dead constantly and I just bought a battery charger. First it wouldn’t charge above 6 volts.
    ( trickle charge)
    Then I hit it with a 40amp boost for 24 hrs.


    dead in about 2 weeks if I don’t start it. I’m on my 3rd battery in 11 years


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    Has anyone tried performing a battery draw test?

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    Any chance the charger is defective?

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    There are many videos on the web showing how to go about finding a component that discharges a battery. They usually start with an amp meter on the battery. A thermal imaging device could be helpful too using it on the fuse box and other components. Disconnecting the battery is not a good solution because it resets the computer every time. I suggest you find the problem because something could be shorting out that could burn up your car. If you want some links, I will post them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryGuy View Post
    Any chance the charger is defective?

    brand new charger,

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2005rtmag View Post
    There are many videos on the web showing how to go about finding a component that discharges a battery. They usually start with an amp meter on the battery. A thermal imaging device could be helpful too using it on the fuse box and other components. Disconnecting the battery is not a good solution because it resets the computer every time. I suggest you find the problem because something could be shorting out that could burn up your car. If you want some links, I will post them.

    Please post links. By the way this is a new problem on a 2009.

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    You mentioned the hood was open - I've seen a contact switch under my hood, but I'm not sure what it is for - could that be activating something that is draining your battery? BTW, you mentioned getting locked out - if you don't for some reason have an actual key to open the door, I noticed at the junk yard that our cars have a "hidden" jump point that is behind the plastic in the front wheel well - passenger side if I remember correctly.

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    was wondering what that contact switch does, Anybody know???? The hood has been open for two months doing repairs.


    Per Hemissary: Lots; if your key is not recognized the car won't start. Or, will start and immediately shut off. A small red LED will flash, not the check engine light.

    yes i had that and the doors locking by themselves.
    Last edited by CruzKing; 01-13-2021 at 10:49 AM.

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    PB RT Sportsman tree .003 at Challengerfest 3, PB RT pro tree .019 at MSHS VMP 5/16
    PB 0-60 3.24 MIR Raceway Drag Radials 6/18

    PB 0-60 4.40 Street Tires on the street Calabash 10/14

    PB 60' 1.472 @ CF9 4/18
    PB ET 1/8 6.911 @ CF9 4/18
    PB MPH 1/8 101.32 @ The Rock 4/19
    PB ET 10.857 @ CF9 4/18

    PB MPH 127.29 @ Atco 11/18

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    I haven't noticed (but also haven't looked for) any hood switch on three '06 models and one '05, so I wonder if your car has remote start - that might be a switch that prevents remote start if the hood is open.

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    yes remote start, not sure if thats what it is, remote start hasn't worked for two years.
    could that switch be drawing juice?

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    PB RT Sportsman tree .003 at Challengerfest 3, PB RT pro tree .019 at MSHS VMP 5/16
    PB 0-60 3.24 MIR Raceway Drag Radials 6/18

    PB 0-60 4.40 Street Tires on the street Calabash 10/14

    PB 60' 1.472 @ CF9 4/18
    PB ET 1/8 6.911 @ CF9 4/18
    PB MPH 1/8 101.32 @ The Rock 4/19
    PB ET 10.857 @ CF9 4/18

    PB MPH 127.29 @ Atco 11/18

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