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Can a bad ignition switch run down a battery charge? '08

Customer Question

Can a bad ignition switch run down a battery charge? '08 Dodge Avenger SXT
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Tom replied 1 year ago.

You don't have to start a new question each time you post. Just reply to the original one or there will be multiple questions floating around on the board.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK. Is there a way to tell if the ignition switch is still on when the key is in the off position? The radio does turn off. I know little else at this point because my battery charger informs me that the charge is at 40%. The portable checker shows a low voltage code but also shows a transmission error. I feel the transmission thing may be more of an effect than a cause.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I couldn't run the tip test because I'm low on juice.
Expert:  Tom replied 1 year ago.

Make sure the instrument panel is not lit, (odometer, lights, etc.) with the door closed.