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2006 Dodge Stratus Sedan R/T 4dr

2006 Dodge Stratus Sedan
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-size
21 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy
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July 3, 2012, 6:04 am

Amy C
 

Question: What's draining my car battery?

I have a 2005 dodge stratus, I bought it used a few months ago. I've had battery problems and I think it's because my radio and clock are draining it. They both stay on after I turn off my car. Anyway that can be fixed?


July 10, 2012, 5:51 pm

Elizabeth K
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Are the radio and clock stock? If not, they may have been installed on the correct wires. You'll need to have the wiring behind the dash inspected if that's the case.

But to see what circuits are definitely responsible for draining the battery, follow the procedures here:
http://flashoffroad.com/electrical/Batteries/BatteryDrain.html


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