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Mysterious battery drain overnight, The CAA guy said the…

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Mysterious battery drain overnight ...

Mysterious battery drain overnight

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?

The CAA guy said the battery was fine when he came and boosted me.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Toyota?

But the next morning battery was dead. Think something is draining it 2002 echo

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Echo yourself? What have you tried so far?

Well I was just coming here for ideas. I found some sights suggesting it was the radio. So I was going to remove one of the fuses that is linked to the radio. And then going to boost and charge the car and see if it hapens again.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I just don't know what will happen if I just take out the radio fuse

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Toyota
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Toyota Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 5 months ago
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Toyota Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 5 months ago

Hey how are you

do not remoive one fuse at time

use below procedure

Battery Drainage Test

1- Voltmeter
2- settings on voltmeter will be on milli amps.
3- go across all the fuses in the car and see which one is reading higher than 0.3 to 0.5 milli amps
4- the fuse drawing more than 0.5 miili amps ,will be the suspected circuit that needs inspection for the drainage.

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I have no idea what a voltmeter is and I don't have one. How do I cancel this question. I've decided to just bring in my friend who I just called.
Toyota Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 5 months ago

Battery Drainage Test

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