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      11-27-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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if its not one thing... it's another

SO pretty sure the battery is dying/Dead. Twice now I have gone to the car and it wont turn over; once jump started runs fine. However, tonight leaving one of my destinations I had to be jumped again. The car had ran for a solid 20 minutes prior to being shut off, and only sat for about an hour. Anyone have an idea on battery life expectancy? I noticed a sight glass on the battery, is that some sort of indicator?
Also, when hooking the car to the trickle charger I saw this, coming out of the wire that runs to the positive terminal....

anyone know what it is and why it's unplugged?
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About 5 years if you don't abuse it.

About 5 years if you don't abuse it.
And its easy to abuse it if you don't drive regularly on the highway.
That connection is only used in shipping to put the car in a dead sleep
mode where it uses little current. Its suppose to be disconnected.
There are people that have had there battery go bad in as little as two years
if they have a low use no highway driving profile.
These cars are battery hogs they are always consuming power even when sitting.
One way to help things out a little is to lock the car and move the keyfob
far away from the car to put it in sleep mode and keep it there.
You didn't say what year your car is of if you have replaced the battery before.
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About 5 years if you don't abuse it.
And its easy to abuse it if you don't drive regularly on the highway.
That connection is only used in shipping to put the car in a dead sleep
mode where it uses little current. Its suppose to be disconnected.

There are people that have had there battery go bad in as little as two years
if they have a low use no highway driving profile.
These cars are battery hogs they are always consuming power even when sitting.
One way to help things out a little is to lock the car and move the keyfob
far away from the car to put it in sleep mode and keep it there.
You didn't say what year your car is of if you have replaced the battery before.
Thanks for that info.
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This was bought up before about that plug. It's supposed to be unplugged, or plugged if its coded for it. Something for the dealer for transporting or something like that. Search for it and maybe you can find that thread where it is explained in detail
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About 5 years if you don't abuse it.
And its easy to abuse it if you don't drive regularly on the highway.
That connection is only used in shipping to put the car in a dead sleep
mode where it uses little current. Its suppose to be disconnected.
There are people that have had there battery go bad in as little as two years
if they have a low use no highway driving profile.
These cars are battery hogs they are always consuming power even when sitting.
One way to help things out a little is to lock the car and move the keyfob
far away from the car to put it in sleep mode and keep it there.
You didn't say what year your car is of if you have replaced the battery before.
Thanks for the reply..
2007 with OEM battery. Cars drives about 2 times a month on average.
guess we located the problem.... me not driving it enough...
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