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Old 12-07-2000, 01:16 AM
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Robert W. Roe Robert W. Roe is offline
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Location: Lehigh Valley PA
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Very cool. I had the exact same thing happen to me, except I ended up buying a new Optima battery that I really didn't need. (Anyone in Eastern PA looking for a battery? )That trunk light killed my battery within 3-5 days. I somehow figured this out when I burned my hand pulling out the bulb which should have only been on for about 5 seconds. That was the only time my car left me stranded, and if I had had good jumper cables instead of the broken cheapies I had, I would have been fine.

Anyway, glad to hear you're back on the road. I keep a DC Voltmeter plugged into my cig lighter so I can keep an eye on my battery voltage. Today I saw 14 volts DC with no accessories, but usually I'm more like 13.4 volts or so. If I use my rear defogger and a couple accessories I drop to about 11 volts. After I shut off the car, I drop to about 12.6 volts, and while glowing i might be at 10.5 volts.
Bob Roe
Lehigh Valley PA USA
73 Olds 88, 72 MB 280SE, 78 Datsun 280Z, 71 T-Bird, 72 Olds 88, 83 Nissan Sentra, 85 Sentra, 73 230.6, 91 Integra, 83 300SD, 91 Volvo 940GLE wagon, 84 300SD, 95 Subaru Legacy L wagon, 02 Mountaineer, 91 300TE, 08 Murano, 2007 R320CDI 4Matic 52K, some Hyundai, 2008 BMW 535xi wagon all gone... currently
2007 Honda Odyssey Touring, 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
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