Kia Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Mechanic
Wow. The battery died in the short time it took you to fill your tank? Are you sure that your battery is good?
You could do a parasitic draw test where you would disconnect the battery cable and install your DVOM between the cable and the battery and pull fuses until the amp draw drops to normal. which ever fuse returns the draw to normal when pulled would hold the key to the component that's killing your battery.
Sorry, I just noticed that you specified that you installed a new battery. Have you checked the voltage at the alternator when the car is running?
I'm sorry, but at the moment I am unable to take a phone call request, although normally I am able to do so. I apologize. If you would like, I can opt out so someone else can speak with you over the phone? I am sure someone here is available to talk.
I can't have anybody call you, but I will put your question back in the pond, and one of the other guys will grab it and if they are available to do a phone request, they will send you the request. Dont worry, I'm sure it's a simple issue that's just being overlooked.
Hey, I'm sorry nobody was able to help you. I imagine it's because the issue is so unusual. I spent some time looking through the technicians database that I am a member of, and have read of problems with 3 diodes under the dash on the driver side that could cause this issue that may need to be replaced. One of them is related to the dome light.