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suzuki
vitara

#1

a repeating problem… after 2-3 weeks of not driving the car (2000 Suzuki Vitara, 70,000 m)



the battery is totally dead - not even a click. mechanic installed new battery to replace a quite old one and check the electrical componets - passed the test.



Dead battery again !!! Rechecked above - and looked for electircal drain w all systems turned off - no drain reported. Other than driving it more (it’s mainly for bad winter weather) what else could be done???


#2

The battery shouldn’t die in 2-3 weeks. There is a drain somewhere, despite what the tests showed.

You have two choices: Continue to spend money searching for the drain, or buy a Battery Tender (TENDER, not Charger), and connect it to your vehicle’s battery when you park the vehicle for weeks at at time.

I use a Battery Tender Junior when I park my “summer car” for the winter, and it keeps the battery fully charged, but not over charged, for months at at time.


#3

Do you not like the answers that were previously given about this problem?


#4

Likely she lost the originals. Happens alla time.

Go here, suzie: http://community.cartalk.com/posts/list/494011.page