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Can a bad ignition switch run down a battery charge? '08 Dodge Avenger SXT
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Customer reply replied 2 years 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 reply replied 2 years ago
I couldn't run the tip test because I'm low on juice.
Dodge Mechanic: Tom, ASE Master Certified replied 2 years ago

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

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