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#1 86subaru

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 05:18 PM

was putting in a different stereo in the forester oem , had key on for awhile , after install battery dead, jumped battery everything good, wondering if battery is going bad, it looks older , yes leaving the key on will kill battery but after awhile not 5 min

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 05:52 PM

odd.. I've taken a nap in my Legacy and almost 2 hours lady my Alpine headunit (CDE-9856) was still playing and no dead battery.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 06:08 PM

It all depends how much power you're drawing. If you have a large system and were really cranking it you could drain a starter battery in that amount of time. Especially if the battery is more than a couple years old. Starter batteries do not like to be discharged very much - doing that greatly decreases their life. Get a deep cycle battery if you want to run the stereo a lot without the engine running, such as an Odyssey or Optima or other AGM.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 06:58 PM

It's also possible that your alternator is not fully charging your battery any longer. Have the battery and alternator checked by someone you trust.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 07:35 PM

Suggest pulling the caps off the battery to see if the water level is full in the battery.

#6 86subaru

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 07:53 PM

new alt, old battery it is a oem stereo from a newer outback ,broke the door switch also board ,now window will not go up, never did this before all plug and play now dead battery ???????dam

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 04:37 AM

ok, found a different master switch , still drivers window will not go up ,.a buzzing noise in door now all others work , battery seems to hold a charge now, could i have not hooked up something while having the door panel off ,thanks :mad:

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 09:30 PM

took door panel off , found window motor unplugged, had more trouble putting door panel back on, :eek:

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 10:39 PM

What year? I'm scared to take my door panel off I remember back in 1999 having to do it on my Nissan Maxima and what a pain it was to get back on..

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 08:23 PM

99 forester , it took 2 people to put it back on,

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 01:51 PM

I removed my 96 OBW left side door panel twice in the past 5 years to work on the window master switch. First time it didn't take me long but the second time, for some reason the panel did not want to go back. Took me a good 30 minutes just to reinstall the panel. Hope I don't have to do it again.




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