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Re: 4000 battery drain
In my case, Todd, it was a bad light switch in the trunk that left the
light burning. Battery OK if driven daily, went dead after several days
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 21:27:48 -0800 (PST)
From: Todd Phenneger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: 4kq Battery Drain
I seem to have a small problem. Brand new battery, works fine on
other car. When I bought car it had a dead battery. Charged it and would
go dead in about one HOur sitting in car but I know battery was almost
toast anyhow. Put new battery from other 4kq in and works great. Now,
after a few weeks, it was dead tonight!!! What gives. My voltage meter
in car reads about 13-14 volts when driving and Shucks put Alternator on
tester and got 63amps at like 1,500 rpm. That is about right isn't it?
Seems to be as that is what my other car is. So, Charging seems ok,
Battery seems ok.
Worst case scenario? I figure I have a short somewhere that is
causing a slow power drain when parked and in the cold weather with the
car only doing short trips it got drained fully over time. A long trip
would probably charge it back up again. Does this sound feasable. If so,
where do I start checking? I dont think the 4kq has a Junction anywhere
like 5ktq has under Passenger Footwell carpet. What do I check.
Everything? Thats alot of wires!!!
1984 4000s quattro / modified/ awaiting Turbo Transplant.
1985 4000 quattro / Silver / Fixing it Up.
1987 4000cs quattro / Saphire Metallic Blue/ Girlfriend's
1996 A6q / Volcano / Dads Car
*****1985 5kt / PARTING OUT!