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Old October 11th, 2009, 08:48 AM
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So I just finish loading up the truck (1995 f150) and hit my alarm button to unlock the doors and nothing. I hit it again... nothing. I bang the little box against the grill and press it again, still nothing. I repeat this for a good 20 minutes afraid to manually unlock my door and have my alarm screaming mid-day. I finally say screw it. I put the key in and unlock the door and I notice the side dome light was left on... The alarm did go off but it was so low that if I cleared my throat or coughed it would drown out the sound of the alarm. I knew then and there what was going on... the battery! This will be the third Optima battery in this truck in about a years time.
I waited 24 hours before installing the new battery. The truck sat over night batteryless and alarmless. I installed the new battery the next afternoon and the truck hadent run so good in months. The oddest thing.




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Where is our Audio Man?

Tony, can only think of three major reasons bad ground, a power drain or the alternator . Bad grounds are not as hard as power drains and the alternator can be tested after the hassle of remove/install.

I once installed a couple amps in my '90 camaro with the main power going directly to the battery instead of going through a switched circuit. Wont ever do that again. To top it off i ran the power wires next to the speaker wires under the door sill plate. When I put the screws back in the sill plate i unknowingly nicked the power wire and even replaced battery because I thought it was the culprit.

I believe even the "acc" wires (those are usually blue and yellow out of the radio harness) for phone and clock memory should go through the fuse block.

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My dome light was left on!




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so don't do that!

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have you considered trying to put the timer on it that the newer trucks have?


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Hmmm... can that be done?




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probably more trouble than changing out a battery........

then again, someone semi-skilled in electronics could probably cobble something together that would have a timer associated with a set current load to trip a breaker.


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pull the bulb, throw it in the trash
be stealthy, live & work in the dark


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