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1995 Volvo 850 Problem: Battery Dies


skipbroadway
11-27-2006, 12:40 PM
My battery dies anytime the car sits for more than a day. I've had the battery and alternator checked and they are both fine. I've made sure there are no lights left on in the car. I suppose there could be a short somewhere. Does anyone have any advice?
Thanks.

aleekat
11-27-2006, 06:17 PM
My battery dies anytime the car sits for more than a day. I've had the battery and alternator checked and they are both fine. I've made sure there are no lights left on in the car. I suppose there could be a short somewhere. Does anyone have any advice?
Thanks.
Here's a method to search for battery drain.
http://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900/ElectricalStarting.htm#SlowBatteryDischarge

STORM20i
01-12-2007, 03:16 PM
Its probably the glove box light.
It stays on sometimes even if your box is closed. The door hatch gets worn a little and doesnt close far enough for the button to be pushed in all the way. you could take out the light bulb or you could get something to help the door push the button in like a piece of foam tape or something

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