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posted on July 27th, 2011 at 01:00 PM
any ideas wat could be doin this


my 69 bug has a problem where its just draining the battery and i replaced the alternator and regulator but it aint the problem any ideas
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posted on July 27th, 2011 at 01:45 PM



Dud battery!
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posted on July 27th, 2011 at 01:48 PM



Could also be something that stays on even after you've turned off the ignition.... for example are the sound system or amps always powered ???



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posted on July 27th, 2011 at 02:40 PM



ive tryed the battery every battery i put in goes dead um havent got sound system pluged in yet im out of ideas i got one rear light not workin and a blinker not workin
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posted on July 27th, 2011 at 03:21 PM



Hmm, OK.

I'd be sussing out why those lights aren't working as a first step.

Ohterwise... interior light ??? Any non-standard wiring or accessories in the car ??? Does it still drain with all the fuses pulled out ???




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posted on July 27th, 2011 at 03:26 PM



Put a ammeter in line with positive lead to the battery and measure the current draw, then remove the fuses one at a time till there is 0 amps.
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posted on July 27th, 2011 at 03:46 PM



OK thanks for help i will get on it as soon as possible
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posted on July 31st, 2011 at 01:19 PM



anyone know how much it would cost to rewire a 69 bug ?
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posted on July 31st, 2011 at 02:04 PM



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anyone know how much it would cost to rewire a 69 bug ?


too much!

just use the suggestions already posted, shouldn't be hard to work it out
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posted on July 31st, 2011 at 05:07 PM



Had a similar problem before. Turned out to be stereo for me. U can use a test light instead of a multimeter. You know you have found the right fuse when the light goes out. Good luck.



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posted on August 1st, 2011 at 12:49 AM



ok cheers
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posted on August 1st, 2011 at 07:06 AM



Check the starter motor, I once had a situation where a worn starter motor was draining my battery ??



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posted on August 1st, 2011 at 01:42 PM



Look into your earths dude... If all the batteries are draining then there must be something pulling power. Is the wiring tidy? If not look inot tidying the original wiring... Maybe carefully pull each wire off the fuse box and clean so you have a good contact... One at a time though, you dont want to stuff that order up. Check that you havent nocked a wire off somewhere or pulled a connector apart accidentally or otherwise.



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posted on August 1st, 2011 at 05:21 PM



ok mate
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posted on August 1st, 2011 at 11:38 PM



Quote:
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my 69 bug has a problem where its just draining the battery and i replaced the alternator and regulator but it aint the problem any ideas


Hi Lachlan
take one of the battery leads off.. and place a 5 watt 12 volt bulb between the battery lead and the battery..
If it glows .. something is using power....
if it glows very dimly... then its a very small drain on the battery
but maybe still enough to drain the battery...

While holding the light bulb on the battery and lead..
get someone to pull out the fuses one at a time...
when the bulb stops glowing ...
that IS the fuse causing the problem...

so, until You get the problem fixed... take that fuse out every night... battery should hold the charge...

where are You located???

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posted on August 2nd, 2011 at 04:59 PM



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Hi Again Lachlan

its best to put Your location down in Your profile
so anyone closeby can help
there Maybe someone in Your area who can help find the cause of Your problems.....
As these cars are now over 40 years old...
there will Be electrical faults as the copper connectors get contaminated with age...
New Wiring is VERY expensive...
but so is getting it fixed by a mechanic or auto electrician..

even a loose bulb.. or a bad earth can cause many problems..

Getting the lights to work first and find the flat battery cause later on...
it may pay You to buy a small battery charger and hook it up each night or park Your car on a hill and clutch start it..

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posted on August 2nd, 2011 at 07:48 PM



what they mean to say is that doing the fuse trick is to find the circuit that is at fault, its not the fuse that is draining the battery :no:
so once you find that silly circuit, go through all the fittings and test for shorts or anything suspicious

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posted on August 2nd, 2011 at 07:49 PM



Quote:
Originally posted by DieSchnelleKafer
what they mean to say is that doing the fuse trick is to find the circuit that is at fault, its not the fuse that is draining the battery :no:
so once you find that amp pulling circuit, go through all the fittings and test for shorts or anything suspicious

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posted on August 3rd, 2011 at 12:22 AM



ok but if leave battery plugged in all night u wont even be able to clutch start it battery will be gone 0% charge
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posted on August 3rd, 2011 at 09:40 AM



Quote:
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ok but if leave battery plugged in all night u wont even be able to clutch start it battery will be gone 0% charge


Thats wat there sayin son...do the testin and see wats drainin:cool:


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