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Old 07-21-2011, 01:50 PM   #1
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Battery seems to be dead...causes?

So i haven't driven my car in a few days and this morning I went to crank it up and it had a little trouble. It cranked but it was struggling. I drove it to where i needed to go and then the next time i tried to start it it had a little trouble as well.

I then went on a drive to monitor the volts. When the rpms are up it gets to the appropriate 13.5ish volts but as soon as I idle i can see it rapidly decreasing to about 11ish. I figured at this rate it won't be long till I won't be able to crank it. Sure enough, 15 min later its sitting outside unable to crank.

I'm all for getting a new/better battery but I'm wary that something caused the battery to do this and that it might ruin my new battery as well.

Electrical things I've changed:

-Swapped out mostly all bulbs on the car to LEDs
-Aftermarket amp for stock speakers
-Aftermarket amp for additional 12" subwoofer
-Wired halos to sidemarkers to keep them on at all times
-Wired showstopper led side mirrors

Probably unrelated but also my powered drivers seat isn't working, it just doesn't move when I press the buttons. Been meaning to get it checked out.

I also have an underdrive pulley but seeing as when I'm moving it charges up the battery ok, I don't think this is the problem.

Did my battery just randomly go bad? I'm going to get a multimeter to see if anything is being drained while everything is off. Any input is appreciated
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:11 PM   #2
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:54 AM   #3
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Same thing happened to me this morning. Drove it on a long drive on Saturday, but let it sit on Sunday. Got in this morning (Monday), dead as a doornail. Not sure what is up, I have no electrical mods. Not even enough juice to unlock the doors. I know there was nothing left on....I cant figure it out. I did not have time this morning to investigate further, but it is really strange.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:03 AM   #4
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Daddyo01545, have you had time to get your vehicle checked out by your dealership? They should be able to track down what it is that caused your battery issues. Let us know if you do decide to take your vehicle in.

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