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Old 06-14-2005, 01:27   #1 (permalink)
John Kubler
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Re: Battery drains after a few days

John Kubler wrote:
> We have a 1996 850 Turbo wagon with 60,000 miles. The car has always
> been maintained according to the manual by a Volvo service department.
>
> The problem we have is that the battery is drained completely after not
> driving the car for a week. We have a new battery (1 yr old), had the
> charging system checked at three different places (Volvo dealer and two
> independant service stations), and all three tell us that everything
> checks out fine. I checked the power draw when the car is parked with
> the ignition off and measured only a few milli amps, too low to drain a
> battery after only one week.
> The only potential source for using battery power could be the
> self-leveling shocks, but I assume that they should not work when the
> engine is nt running.
> Anyone any ideas, suggestions what else to check?


Thanks for all your suggestions. I will try the glove box swict fix and
I will have the battery checked.
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