Regular Flat Battery - Sunroof Related???
Hi there all. I dont know if anyone can help me, but I am having a problem with my T3, TS50. I am having flat batteries consitently. First it was if I left my car undriven for about 5 days, then it dropped to 3 days. I mean its under Premium Assist (or whatever its called) but it still annoys the crap out of me. Then last night I put it in the garage around about 6.30 pm, hoped in this morning around 7.30, and damn it, flat battery. thats after 13 hours.
The battery is only 4 months old, and is a bigger battery than standard for my vehicle.
This has my local dealer pulling his hair out, however they feel they have tracked down the problem. The Sunroof.
When I picked my car up, the sunroof closed every time you turned the iginiton off, this was different to all the other ones i have had whereas the roof closed when you locked the car. They changed this, so as the roof only closed when car was locked. ( I prefer this as I like to park my car at work with the roof open, so it dosnt get hot and stuffy, where i work I see my car from my office window, and its not a problem or busy area, so safe to leave unlocked)
However, today they tell me that they believe this is the source of my flat batteries, that while car is unlocked, and roof is open, the module is looking for the signal to close, thus keeping a battery drain. They want to do either of 2 things, and I am not that happy with either.
1./ They want to revert my car to standard, i.e. roof closes as soon as ignition is switched off. or
2./ Put a timing relay on the roof, that shuts the power off to the roof 2 mins after ignition is shut down, this sounded ok, except that each time the power is cut, the roof loosed its memory settings, and will need to be re-programmed.
I like the way my roof operates now, anyone got any ideas for me?
Sorry about the long post
2002 Narooma Blue Manual TS50