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hello welcome to just answer I am master tech and will be able to assist you
is their any other aftermarket stuff installed on the car like radio amps ?
ok a parasitic draw test needs to be done.
do you have a volt/ohm meter?
this remote starter is this aftermarket also ?
no this is not the same.
you have to do this with a volt meter.
ok normally the meters will come with a user manual and show you how to do a simple draw test.
but it involves disconnecting the battery cable and placing the meter leads inline to get the reading.
I can look up a video on you tube for you to show you how simple it is.
once this is hooked up then you simply start removing one fuse at a time in the fuse box to see which circuit is causing this then see what has been installed.
also if you have anything plugged into the accessory port like a phone charger or something like that it will draw.
yes give me a minute to look this video up.
ok I found a really good one.
as long as it will do MA
sears will have a good basic volt meter.
the middle or the one on the right will be best suited.
then follow the video i sent and you will arrive at the source of your draw
ok keep me posted also make sure to close the hood latch you will need to push the latch down just like he did in the video on the doors.
I will wait for your results.
ok and you let the system go to sleep and any door thats open you have the latched closed.
ok if you open the door using the handle then close and open it again and latch the latch and show me the display.
ok thats a small amount not a issue their
ok now set your watch and see when it drops down .
according to this reading I don't see a large draw to account for the dead battery
now how long is this sitting before it goes dead ?
ok that second reading is normal until the system goes to sleep in like 15 minutes
turn it off
their is a door switch for the light covered with a rubber boot
ok so something in the system is awake and if you look at the fuse box cover you removed see the relay for the a/c clutch it will have a snow flake on the cover it's a black relay remove it and and leave it out and see if this continues.
we have had lots of issues with these relays but personally have not seen them yet on the 12 yet.
I have a 12 civic also and drive mine daily for work and no issues yet
let me look at mine give me a minute
ok mine is black.
if you look at the cover it has a arrow on the cover noting the front. so the relay is closest to the fender
looks that way
ok wait for it to go back to sleep all the doors are closed ? you can close them . make sure to open the door with the handle to release the latch
the system has to go to sleep
yes pull the fuse one at a time.
what ever you did the system is on now
the relay is still out correct.
ok lets start pulling one fuse at a time and monitoring the draw
ok check the ones in the engine bay
dome lite it off ? hood latch it closed position also
ok your in limits
it should come down more some systems are still awake. .50 m/a is the max you want to see
ok so every fuse was pulled one at a time and the meter never changed ?
ok lets start over make sure the doors are all closed and the hood latch is in the closed position. its vrey hard to push down but this needs to be done
lets see where this is at in 15 minutes ok
vise grips ? the latch needs to be latched
ok not sure why you used the vise grips
if you push it down all the way it will lock and nothing will be needed to hold it
makes a difference on the micro switch
did you find a problem with the relay of just preventative
ok it's a tad high normally we see around .30 so something is awake still. peek under the dash on the drivers side and see if you see any remains of that alarm still.
ok. all the doors are flush when closed ?
also if the doors are still closed use the key to cycle the door lock manually .
ok use the key to cycle the lock and then manually lock it with the key not the fob and then monitor
yes it will do that since the system was woken up. let it go to sleep and see what you have in like 15 minutes or so.
have seen these take 20 minutes or so to finally go to sleep
that is good their but lets see where it goes in 20 minutes.
sorry for the delay. was out of the house
yes it looks like the relay might be sticking at times and causing a larger then normal draw
I would replace the relay and then recheck in a day or two.
hello how is this holding up anymore draw issues ?