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?
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.