<VV> electrical mystery
hugo at aruncoaches.co.uk
Wed Jun 13 08:55:39 EDT 2018
That's a good idea!
On 2018-06-13 01:14, jim bannister wrote:
> As a troubleshooting method, unhook the positive lead from the
> battery and put a tail light bulb in series with the disconnected
> battery cable. Any reasonable current drain will light the bulb.
> Start fiddling with stuff until the bulb goes out. Don'y worry about
> zapping something, the bulf will limit the current. Worst case
> scenario, the bulb will go to full illumination.
> Jim '66 Turbovert
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> Whatever it is, it's probably getting warm. Try feeling the
> after the car has been standing a few hours. Or look for anything
> getting warm. I would put an ammeter on the batter to see how much
> current is being drawn.
> On 2018-06-12 16:06, Tom Berg via VirtualVairs wrote:
>> My '64 Monza is dead in the carport, a victim (apparently) of an
>> electrical short. The battery (new a couple of months ago) goes dead
>> overnight; I can jump start it with a booster, and it runs fine and
>> its alternator (not original, of course) seems to charge OK.
>> When I turn it off I can restart it soon after. But if I let it sit
>> for a few hours, and especially overnight, the battery (and the car)
>> is dead again. Evidently something is pulling down the battery.
>> Any thoughts as to the cause?
>> --Tom in Ohio
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