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97 Tahoe electrical gremlins

hotas01hotas01 Member Posts: 2
edited March 2014 in Chevrolet
Have a '97 Tahoe, having problems the last couple months. Battery died a couple months back, and was replaced with a brand new battery. Then, it died a couple weeks later, so the alternator was replaced. Since then, the battery has died a couple times since then, most recently yesterday. The towing harness wires were checked to make sure none were frayed, etc, and possibly causing a short. These appeared to be fine. Fuses were inspected, and none were blown. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.



  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    MOst likely a low current draw short circuit of some type.
  • jgmilbergjgmilberg Member Posts: 872
    If your visors have lighted vanity mirrors that could be the problem, the switches go bad and the lights stay on draining the battery. My Aunt's S-10 had the same problem and that was what was causing it. Another possibility could be a bad ground from the battery to the engine or engine to chassis.
  • hotas01hotas01 Member Posts: 2
    Well, first thanks to the two that posted. Looks like the problem was the light under the hood wasn't turning off, had a bad switch, and since it was on all the time, kept draining the battery.
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