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Since the last airbag recall fix, something is draining my

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Since the last airbag recall fix, something is draining my battery if it sets for 2 or 3 days
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Mechanic for Honda: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
hello
Mechanic for Honda: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

hey

you need to find the drain first

Turn switch off, key out .

Go across all fuses with a voltmeter set on milli amps , any fuse reading over 0.3 will be the source of battery drain .

you need to do the test after 10 minutes from switch is off to let all the modules go to sleep and stop drawing power, and take out the bulb for the hood so it want be drawing power while you test .

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

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Mechanic for Honda: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

same thing for the inside fuse box

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Mechanic for Honda: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

make sure all the doors are closed while you do that or turn interior light off inside the cabin .

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Mechanic for Honda: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

how old is the battery ?

and what is the voltage reading at battery with car running and all loads on, like ac, headlights ,radio, flasher etc .. are you getting 14 plus volts is alternator charging correctly ?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
the battery was bought last year after the first airbag was fixed and it started doing this. It cost me over 200 and it stopped draining. then they recalled it for the second airbag, and soon aftter it started doing it again and getting worse and worse.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
When I purchased the car second hand it did this. And it not only drained the battery but the radio would come on after the car was parked. The local dealer did not find the problem. I decided to replace the radio at a local audio specialist and it stopped. I have had no problem until they fixed the airbags.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
we are having rain and thunderstorms moving through this area of Virginia, I may have to shut down my computer
Mechanic for Honda: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

OK, i understand , well doing the test i described will tell us if it has anything to do with air bag if you found the fuse draining is the airbag one .

and do the alternator test , and let me know .

no problem i believe we can find it if you willing to do some testing

i understand about storm just reply back when ready

Chad

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