2006 sebring Battery drain....I have to start engine

vikasintlvikasintl Member Posts: 26
edited December 2017 in Chrysler
If I open the door and close ...the dome and interior lights don't turn off immediately but if I start the engine..turn off and than close the door ...than the lights will turn off immediately.

can anyone explain what could be reason for battery drain?


  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    edited December 2017
    Are you saying that the dome and interior lights stay on a long time? Usually, on most cars, they do stay on momentarily after you exit the vehicle.

    You should conduct a parasitic drain test. Here's how you do it:

    Parasitic Drain Test

    This website might have a wiring diagram for your car as well:


  • vikasintlvikasintl Member Posts: 26
    Thanks..I did check for parasitic draw and I could not find any major problem...with door closed and everything off its only 40 mAmp draw ...if I open the door its about 150 mAmp and if I hook phone charger in to cigarette lighter port ...its 50 mAmp..which I believe its normal...so can I can I think something wrong with battery that it does not hold the charge?
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    40 mA is quite acceptable. How old is your battery? Anything over 5-6 years is suspect and should be fully charged up and then load tested.
  • vikasintlvikasintl Member Posts: 26
    is there any way I can check the battery without removing it out of car? you know sebring its not easy...I have to remove wheel and dust guard first
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