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Old 05-07-2005, 10:59 AM   #1
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Unhappy My battery is dead

I got back from Atlanta last night, car wasn't runnign for a all day (I went to Atlanta with a rental). And this morning when I go to start my car, the engine won't roll over, my baby won't crank . And with my luck my dad took our portable starter with him to work about 2 weeks ago, but luckily my neighboor had one of those old school battery chargers, it might take a good while, but it's charging it as we speak. But what I don't get is why my battery was drained
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Old 05-07-2005, 11:10 AM   #2
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you checked your lights....especially your fog light switch...if you leave it pressed on, sometimes it draws power from the battery.
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Old 05-07-2005, 01:33 PM   #3
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thx for the tip, I think I might have left my radar on, but not sure.....
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Old 05-07-2005, 01:43 PM   #4
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Was an inside light left on? I had that happen, I leave then always off now
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Old 05-07-2005, 01:49 PM   #5
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Rooz your sig is by far the sickest yet on this forum......
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Old 05-07-2005, 02:04 PM   #6
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lol, am waiting on Skaw to hopefully make me one...
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Old 05-07-2005, 02:11 PM   #7
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its funny how i can sit in my car and listen to music for an hour with my car off, but a little light left on over night will drain your battery
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Old 05-07-2005, 03:55 PM   #8
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well, whatever it was, was on a all day, I was out of town for a all day without my car...
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Old 05-07-2005, 06:11 PM   #9
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we were playing bball one night on a court without lights, so we all pulled our cars up and used the headlights (yeah, good fun), but then like 10 mins later, i tried to turn my car on.. nothin, yeah so we just push started it... so yeah headlights are killer, but with HIDs its suppose to last 3 times longer?? maybe
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Old 05-08-2005, 12:42 AM   #10
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we were playing bball one night on a court without lights, so we all pulled our cars up and used the headlights (yeah, good fun), but then like 10 mins later, i tried to turn my car on.. nothin, yeah so we just push started it... so yeah headlights are killer, but with HIDs its suppose to last 3 times longer?? maybe
Whoa, really? I always thought HIDs used more power...
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Old 05-08-2005, 09:26 AM   #11
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advertisements say they use 1/3 the power..

when i turn on the headlights the engine sounds normal, but when i turn on the foglights you can tell the engine has to work harder, theres like a screach, its been like that for a while, alternator?
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Old 05-08-2005, 10:24 AM   #12
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i know what you are talking about, i hear the same noise when i turn on my fogs, hope it isn't a bad thing
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Actually HIDs draws 12,000 volts initially to turn on which is 1000 x more than what you battery has reserved for Headlights, but once on the HIDs draw 1/3 the juice compared with Halogens. This is the reason when you turn on your HIDs you see an extra flash of extra bright light (sometimes green for the 6k'ers) for a split second before your lights become normal. In fact the Ballast is what keeps your battery from "exploding" (I use this term creatively) everytime you juice up your lights.

As for the fog light and engine jiggle (sound) connection...I also experience the same thing as well. My engine jiggles as if reving up when I turn them on. My engine also jiggles the same way when I power my windows up all the way and keep my finger on the button, or when I turn my high beams on and/or turn my AC/Heat on all the way up....

not sure what this means but....hopefully its not a bad sign or trouble ahead.
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Old 05-08-2005, 03:41 PM   #14
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Am just going to get a new battery, every since the other day it stalled, it's strugeling to start up, am going by the shop tomorrow to pick one up
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