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Re: Battery drain after 1 hour cellphone charge? (archive)

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Posted by Alan Weinschel on January 29, 2000 at 11:31:00:

In Reply to: Battery drain after 1 hour cellphone charge? posted by RP on January 29, 2000 at 02:35:00:

: Last night, I left my Startac cell phone charging in my 2000 540 for 1 hour with enigne off. I did not realize that the cigarette lighter port stays on even with engine off.

: Anyways, when I got back to the car after dinner, the would not start on it's first try. Since it has the autoignition, no sound whatsoever during the start. I removed the cell phone charger from the cigarette port. Waited a few seconds and then try again. It started as normal.

: Perhaps the cell phone took enough charge from the battery to a level where the autoignition could not start the car?? Is this possible with a 1 hour charge with engine off?

: RP

I routinely leave my Startac charging overnight via lighter socket (Motorola charger) and have never had a starting problem. I think your system needs to be checked.

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