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Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:16 pm 
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hey the music in my car fades out after ive been driving for a about 5 minutes and my battery runs flat after about a day of non-use,
and the battery is new so i dont think it could be that...
is there anyone near the rowville area in victoria that i can go to get everything checked out?.. thanks
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Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:48 pm 
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Get your alternator checked out. If you have a multimeter, turn the engine on and take a voltage reading across the battery, if it's about 13 - 14.4v then youre alternator is fine, if it's anything near 12 then alternator is busted.

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Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:55 pm 
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while it is running, it might be an alternator issue as Phong said. In regards to the battery going flat after a day of non-use, there may be something that is still running after the turn the ignition off. I had an issue with my EF where the battery would not have enough power to kick the car over after I left it sitting there for 2 weeks or more (as my parts car, it was not started often). It turned out that the Trip comp shorted out, and the backlight would not turn off. There might be something that is still running that should not be.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:05 pm 
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The alternator can also discharge the battery if the internal diodes short. In effect if the belt was removed from the alternator it may spin from the battery power.
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Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:57 pm 
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yea problem solved... it turned out it was a faulty battery so all is good
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