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Old April 16th   #1
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Cool Question about RX-8 2004...

I have a RX-8... It is a 2004 with GPS and everything on it... The battery keeps going dead on me... I put a new one in it and in 5 days it was fully dead.. I have been having alot of problems out if it latey... Do you know why?
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I have a RX-8... It is a 2004 with GPS and everything on it... The battery keeps going dead on me... I put a new one in it and in 5 days it was fully dead.. I have been having alot of problems out if it latey... Do you know why?
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You'd think as much as I know about cars I would have thought of that...and it looks like I would have told her that considering I am her boy friend and all...

The only thing that would puzzle me about the problem being the alternator is that the battery drains if it hasn't been started. It seems to do just fine if its driven every day...at least thats what I can remember. I don't know...I'm tired and my brain is slowly turning to mush! lol
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you got low level power drain some where.
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Well I know it is pulling power form somewhere but I don't know where... The Mazda dealer ship is picking it up today.. Last time it was there they couldn't find what was wrong with it so yea.... This car has had one problem after another so it is really starting to drive me crazy... It spends more time in the shop then on the road...
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Well I know it is pulling power form somewhere but I don't know where... The Mazda dealer ship is picking it up today.. Last time it was there they couldn't find what was wrong with it so yea.... This car has had one problem after another so it is really starting to drive me crazy... It spends more time in the shop then on the road...

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Could be but my mom likes the car to much to get rid of it...
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I know on Late Model Mustangs the amps for the radio have a glitch where they will stay on and drain the battery after sitting for a couple of days.
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Check and make sure all your interior lights are going out cause in my truck some do stay on and I have to reclose the door before they go off. If you got anything in the cigeret lighter it might be staying on cause some plugs are constent power instead of turning off with the key.

Shadow is right I rember that problem with the mustangs.
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All of the lights go out... That could be it... The dealer ship now has it so I will know soon hopefully... I'll let ya'll know what they say... Thanks for all of the help.
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Sounds like some sort of power drain for sure. Are there any non-factory accessories that were installed that use power? This would include dealer options. Even the dealer might have installed something wrong.
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It just started doing this like not even 3 months ago... It sat for a year without being started and when we finally started it up she came to life without a problem and she had everything on it then that she does now...
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Hmmm...strange. How old is the battery? Is it maintenance free type battery? Or does it require distilled water every so often?
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The battery was only 5 days old... I don't know what kind of battery my mom put in it so I don't know if it does or not... I think it is a maintenance free battery cuz if I don't have to do anything to it the better! So I don't know...
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So that's not the stock battery?
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No... I picked up my car today... My mother left on the map light... It's all good... It just happened at the wrong time I guess...
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hahaha...I'm just going to keep my mouth shut. *ahem* women *cough* *cough*
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Thanks... Atleast it wasn't me that did it... I am not worried about it... Whatever... The car has been having alot of problems lately anyway... So yea...
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I'm glad you found the problem. I just had to give you a hard time about it. We only pick on people we like, right?
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I hope so... I don't think I have done anything to make anyone dislike me... If so please tell me... :\ I don't know... I am taking it to Nashville tonight so yea! I can't wait.. ok I am leaving now.. Have a good one!
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