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Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:20 pm 
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Hi,

I'm really looking for some direction here...

I charged up the battery friday night as it was a bit flat to start saturday.

I went out saturday morning to start, got 3-4 cranks out, and then nothing...

Now when I turn the key to ignition, I get all sorts of crazy noises from the dash, the smartlock light flashes fast, the ignition key light flashes on and off.. the dash doesn't work. and I've since noticed the Battery drops from 13V to 3V...

I'm just so confused as to what could have happened, and where should I start looking?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, or do I get it towed to an auto-electrician and spend a fortune getting them to try to find it?

btw.
The Stock ECU isn't in the car anymore.. its a wolf 3D, so no smartlock..
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Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:54 pm 
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get a new battery.
The cold weather really takes it out of them.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:04 pm 
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Yeah....

It is though... its 4 weeks old...

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:28 pm 
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get it replaced on warranty. Sounds like a dead cell. Can happen if the doodles at the battery shop don't keep the batterys charged properly and the volts drop too low. Surefire way to fcuk a battery is to run it's volts too low.

 

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