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Old 19th May 2009, 11:23   #16
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but I do see a small light on the mobile phone charger which is connected to the cigarette lighter interface.
I think this is the reason which caused your battery to drain off, it is always better to remove the charger from the interface when you are leaving the car.

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Old 19th May 2009, 11:33   #17
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Anurag i will keep that as my second option. Will try with Hyundai A S S first.

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That doesnt mean things cant go wrong, get it checked. A simple and small leakage can cause complete drain over a period.
Thanks Jaggu, i will get that checked with Hyundai. Will ask them to re-check the wiring for sure.

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Don't get me wrong but this is the name came on my mind. Exide has a reputation of manufacturing faulty battery. I've faced it twice in the past. Problem here is your warranty period. Dealer may give the same make as replacement.
Exactly Rudra Sir, i have read quiet a few threads on EXIDE batteries in our community.

I have yet another question here. I picked up the car from Kottayam, Kerala and if the battery is found to be faulty and if it requires a replacement will Hyundai service centers in Bangalore do it for me ? or would i have to take the car back to kottayam, Kerala to get the battery replaced.


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Tweak the settings of your security system so that the alarm doesn't sound for longer than a few minutes. From the looks of it, it looks like a dead battery.
Thanks gpa will do that.

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Old 19th May 2009, 11:34   #18
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It could be something much simpler. Rats!!

Got any rat menace in your place? They could have cut some cable, and that went and touched the metal part of your car, and that in turn drained your battery. Possible?

Simple check: Are there any rat faces in your car’s bonnet area, that definitely is a sign. Else if you have a multimeter, check the battery.

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Sang has got a point, if the power point is still being powered even with ignition switched off.
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Just thought of this - do you have an audio amplifier in your car? If yes, was its remote trigger wire properly connected to the HU? If not, the amplifier would be continuously on and will drain the battery I suppose.
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Before leaving on a trip, it is must to do a quick check to see if the lights are on, devices connected are unhooked etc. This simple check can save a lot of trouble. I guess with the battery charged again, you should be good to go.

OT: Sometimes, i notice in my Kappa too the lights are on even after slamming the door shut. So i open again and close, it goes away. Strange !!!
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OT: Sometimes, i notice in my Kappa too the lights are on even after slamming the door shut. So i open again and close, it goes away. Strange !!!
Hope its not auto dimming lights, if not then you need to check the door switches.
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I think this is the reason which caused your battery to drain off, it is always better to remove the charger from the interface when you are leaving the car.
I never thought about removing the mobile charger till date. The charger is always connected to the interface.

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Just thought of this - do you have an audio amplifier in your car? If yes, was its remote trigger wire properly connected to the HU? If not, the amplifier would be continuously on and will drain the battery I suppose.
Maassk, no audio amplifies on my car. Its running with the OEM HU.

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It a sure case of battery getting drained out due to some electrical system left switched on..say fog lights.It could also be due to leakage of central locking.
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I never thought about removing the mobile charger till date. The charger is always connected to the interface.
But is it powered even if the ignition is switched off?
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But is it powered even if the ignition is switched off?
No. The mobile charger doesn't work when the ignition is switched off.
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If everything is alright with electricals, then this is the case of bad battery.
Exide has very good reputation of manufacturing precise life batteries that lasts for warranty period of 18 months only.

btw, please check water level in battery.

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like how someone mentioned in some of the earlier posts, it could be the rats.
one of my colleague's car was parked near a park.
Just before he left for home, it had supposedly rained quite heavily.

And the car wouldn't start. Similar problem to yours. Called MASS, they detected some wires being cut by the rats.

Replaced the wires, all working fine.
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No. The mobile charger doesn't work when the ignition is switched off.
This is not always true, In my car it works even when ignition is off as the guy connected it directly to battery as per that guys terminology.
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But is it powered even if the ignition is switched off?
Nope it works only with the ignition ON.

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If everything is alright with electricals, then this is the case of bad battery.
Exide has very good reputation of manufacturing precise life batteries that lasts for warranty period of 18 months only.

btw, please check water level in battery.
The batteries are supposed to be maintenance free. Anyways will try check for water level in the battery.

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like how someone mentioned in some of the earlier posts, it could be the rats.
one of my colleague's car was parked near a park.
Just before he left for home, it had supposedly rained quite heavily.

And the car wouldn't start. Similar problem to yours. Called MASS, they detected some wires being cut by the rats.

Replaced the wires, all working fine.
I frankly haven't seen any rats in the vicinity but can't rule that either.
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