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Re: grape draining battery in 48-72 hrs (archive)

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Posted by Marguerite on February 03, 2001 at 21:25:41:

In Reply to: grape draining battery in 48-72 hrs posted by a on February 03, 2001 at 18:13:40:

hey Andy,
well now I can finally speak from experience on that old battery going dead on my '85 528e. Sometimes it's just the basics. Did you test the alternator? I finally got my Black Lab back and it's fun to be behind the wheel of this little car. As turns out it was the main relay that was drawing the battery and making the car cut out while driving as well as not start intermittently. Everything was intermittent! Have a few parts coming in next week... getting back into the repair stuff. :>
good luck and hope I'm helpful to you
My only other thought about the car having been hit in rear is to be sure the power antenna isn't stuck trying to retract

ever since the grape( 86 528e) was rear ended, it has been draining the battery in 2-3 days. its has done this to 2 different batteries,so its prolly not the battery. im not entirely sure it is a result of the accident, it just that the car sat while being repaired and thats when the battery died. pre accident,the car was driven daily and the problem didnt occur. the situation is exacerbated because the car is with #1 son @ school 150mi. away. im looking for things to check and will entertain any and all WAGs. TIA

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