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Electrical problem
02-11-2010, 07:18 AM
Post: #1
Sad Electrical problem
Year: 1980
Model: Austin Princess
Engine Size: 1700cc
Auto/Manual: Manual
Mileage: 60k

My battery discharges in about 5 hours when connected up. If I disconnect it then it holds the charge. What is going on? There is nothing being left on either.
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02-11-2010, 07:54 AM
Post: #2
RE: Electrical problem
You could disconnect the negative battery wire and connect a test light between the wire and the battery. If something is drawing power the test light will light. The brighter the light, the more power that is being drawn. A dim glow is normal.

You must first make sure that the dome light, any under hood light, trunk light, glove box light, or other power device is off just like if you were going to let the car parked. If the test light is lit, pull a fuse from the fuse box and check the light. If it is still lit replace that fuse and pull another. When the light goes out you have found the circuit that is pulling the battery down. From there you will need to find what that circuit powers and narrow down what is staying on. If you pull all of the fuses and the light never goes out, unhook the alternator and check the light. If the light goes out, replace the alternator.

Hope that helps. Please let us know what you find.
Thanks, Garner

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12-27-2010, 03:38 PM (This post was last modified: 12-27-2010 03:44 PM by Royo.)
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RE: Electrical problem
(02-11-2010 07:18 AM)brythebus Wrote:  Year: 1980
Model: Austin Princess
Engine Size: 1700cc
Auto/Manual: Manual
Mileage: 60k

My battery discharges in about 5 hours when connected up. If I disconnect it then it holds the charge. What is going on? There is nothing being left on either.

un plug your alternator and check with a amp meter.I would do just as the garner said.
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12-27-2010, 10:02 PM
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RE: Electrical problem
Please note this thread is over 10 months old and is archival at this point.

The dates are on each post just above your name.
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04-15-2011, 06:47 AM
Post: #5
RE: Electrical problem
Hello all, I am Henry Davies, I am new to this forum. actually I am suffering from a electrical problem with my car. I have repaired it may times. but after some time it gives same problem. Please share some solutions.
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04-15-2011, 09:49 AM
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RE: Electrical problem
Please read the "Forum Annoucements" to learn how to make a proper post. Here is the first part of the announcement to help you out.

Please post under the proper "Make" of vehicle. (Acura, Ford, Jeep etc,)Start your post with the Model, Year, Trim Level, Engine Size, Type of Transmission, Mileage, and a general Geographical Location, of where you are.(1996 Chevrolet Silverado, 5.0 L, 105,245, Automatic. Down by the coast or Eastern Florida)This helps us get a basic understanding of the Vehicle, Weather Conditions, & Climate that we are dealing with.) Then give a Complete Description of the problem that you are having. (Trailer brake connection not working. I checked it and it is full of sand. Where do I go next?)

We look forward to helping.

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04-26-2011, 02:19 AM
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RE: Electrical problem
Very old post .second site Ive seen same trick. No spam.
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