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battery keeps dying. New alternator and battery
Posted 05 April 2014 - 08:03 AM
Posted 05 April 2014 - 08:14 AM
does the 93 have the automatic seatbelts?
the control module for the auto belts is in the rear by the drivers side wheel well, behind the trunk liner...
I would try to track down where the clicking is coming from
Posted 05 April 2014 - 08:44 AM
Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:21 AM
try pulling the trunk liner back/out to see if you can isolate where the clicking is coming from - on our 90 sedan (and wagon) the seat belt controller was on the drivers side - but it is possible they relocated it to the passenger side on later years...the box was a little bigger than a pack of cigarettes - maybe a little more square...
as far as "fixing" it, I never tried - on the sedan we had, we made sure both belts were in the upper position and unplugged the box - they had to be manually unbuckled to get in & out of the car. My wagon was like yours - drivers side worked, passenger side didnt, but I never had a problem with battery draining or hearing any clicking so I left it alone - never really had passengers, so it wasnt a big deal to me.
fusible link wire gauge will vary depending on the rating I believe - the higher the rating the thicker the wire... I may be wrong about that tho...
Edited by heartless, 05 April 2014 - 09:25 AM.
Posted 05 April 2014 - 11:58 AM
Fusible links supply power to multiple things, not just a single load, so removing a link suppling power to that will remove power to a number of things.
Heartless, you are correct about the wire size and current rating.
Posted 05 April 2014 - 10:44 PM
1. temporary fix so the car is usable - disconnect the battery when not in use or get one of those "quick disconnect" terminals at the auto parts store. then you can at least drive the car while testing/working on it.
unless you're positive this clicking is abnormal and a cause for concern - i'd simply test the system to verify first.
1. check for an actual drain at the battery. multi-meter between cable end and battery post to measure milliamps of draw with nothing in the car on. 50-ish is normal, anything triple digits is bad.
2. start disconnect fuses to see when the drain drops from triple digits to 20-50 milliamps - then you've isolated the circuit it's on and can look up in the FSM or ask here what items are all fed by that fuse - it'll be one of those things.
3. start unplugging all those items until it disappears.
Posted 05 April 2014 - 10:45 PM
i repaired a draining battery in a 1989 Subaru XT6 with automatic seat belts last year. same exact symptoms as yours. it has automatic retracting seat belts and the passengers side wasn't working at all. it was the cause of the drain.
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