Re: Mysterious battery drain
HI I am new to these forums and couldn't help but notice this thread.
I bought 99 Spider 2.0 TS last July and fitted new stereo in late summer. I had a flat battery by December. It started when it was really cold and I hadn't run for a few days over xmas! So I was gonna run the car after my few days holidays to return home and nothing at all, there was barely any lights coming on on the dashboard, and the starter motor turned but once!
This did come out of the blue to me, but from what I have read now I was lucky to get that much time out of it at all! I had to use jumper cables on several occasions until I got a new battery fitted. I first assmued an old battery (probably still the original ) was the cause, now I believe I was wrong.
As for checking the cause, well I did look into this at the time and found an old, but still connected multichanger from old stereo in the compartment next to battery. So I unplugged all leads to it and removed it thinking this was the fault. Now I guess I was wrong..
So if what is said above is true (I got a new pioneer head unit installed) I need to rewire the ISO to stop extra drain on the battery from my new stereo ?
Also about the alternator pulley mentioned above, can anyone advise how to get hold of this part? I Don't want to pay extra labour charge changing a pulley if it's a simple enough job.
edit: Disconnnected my new stereo from the car now until I work out what to do with this wiring.. :s
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Last edited by SpiderMJ; 10-03-08 at 18:30.