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Old 05-21-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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Dead battery this morning

Went to go to the store this afternoon but the battery was dead. Last week I accidentally hit the emergency flashers. My neighbor told me about them being on but it was to late the battery was almost dead. The car would not even crank over. I charged the battery back up it started up as usual.
The car as been parked for the last 3 days. This mourning the battery was dead but I do not know the reason. The only thing that was different was that I got a new cell phone charger and I have the aux connected directly to the battery. For the last 7 years I have had my cell phone phone charger being charged 24 hours a day 7 days a week. My car may set 6 to 7 days and the starter was fast and started right up.
Any one has any Ideals what caused this? The car will be setting until Wed mourning.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:49 AM   #2
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Went to go to the store this afternoon but the battery was dead. Last week I accidentally hit the emergency flashers. My neighbor told me about them being on but it was to late the battery was almost dead. The car would not even crank over. I charged the battery back up it started up as usual.
The car as been parked for the last 3 days. This mourning the battery was dead but I do not know the reason. The only thing that was different was that I got a new cell phone charger and I have the aux connected directly to the battery. For the last 7 years I have had my cell phone phone charger being charged 24 hours a day 7 days a week. My car may set 6 to 7 days and the starter was fast and started right up.
Any one has any Ideals what caused this? The car will be setting until Wed mourning.
I do understand that this can be very frustrating with having such a busy day. The best thing to do is to take it in to your local dealership to diagnose it for any concerns. They should also be able to check your VIN for any applicable warranties. Please keep us updated!

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Old 05-22-2012, 10:49 AM   #3
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This may or may not relate

Hub's 2011 'vert was dead when we pulled it from storage this spring. A charge got it going. A week later, dead again, so off to the dealer. They didn't ID any problems and just charged the battery. Then we went on vacation and - yep, came home to dead 'vert. Back to the dealer, still no problem ID'd (and GM will not reimburse the dealer to replace a battery that checks out OK). Another charge, then a few days later, dead again! Finally, the garaged ID's a bad OnStar module as the culprit that was draining the battery. They disconnected temporarily until the part came. Once installed, odd things started happening - top wouldn't go down (then it would), trunk wouldn't release, chimes every time we started moving after a stop (like at a light). We took a long drive, and the mileage (I've heard you need to go a hundred) seemed to reset the computer and everything seems fine now. As of yesterday, anyway.
So, if you end up with dead car tomorrow, have the dealer test it, and make sure they test the OnStar module. My suspicion (in our case) is that the loss of charge caused the OnStar to fail, which in turn kept draining the battery.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:36 PM   #4
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Ok I found my problem. I cellphone was shorting causing to drain the cell phone and draining my car battery. I bought a new phone and my car been sitting for 4 days with the phone connected and charging. It started right up.
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