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Mysterious battery drain overnight, The CAA guy said the

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mysterious battery drain overnight JA: Have...
mysterious battery drain overnight
JA: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?
Customer: The CAA guy said the battery was fine when he came and boosted me.
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: but the next morning battery was dead. Think something is draining it 2002 echo
JA: Are you fixing your Echo yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: 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.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I just don't know what will happen if I just take out the radio fuse
Submitted: 3 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 3 months ago
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Toyota Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 3 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

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Chad Farhat

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Customer reply replied 3 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 3 months ago

Battery Drainage Test

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