Would this kill a battery?
OK, it's been snowy around here lately. Two days ago I thought it would be a good idea to not let the wipers fully 'park', so if it snowed again they wouldn't be all the way down into the well in front of the WS and wouldn't get immobilized with packed snow/ice. So when I parked at the end of the day, I turned the key off before the wipers came down all the way.
But then today I went to start the car and it wouldn't crank. The dash lights did come on and it was not real cold at 35 degrees. I checked the battery with my DMM and it was down to 11.7 volts. The battery is only 1 year old and it's the right size.
Did the unparked wipers somehow drain the battery? Or is it just a coincidence?
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