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Methods around it not starting when it is left more than a week

Paul_McM1Paul_McM1 Member Posts: 1
edited May 2020 in Toyota
I would not have bought this car if I knew I could not leave it for a week or so and have it start. It has a small battery in the trunk that apparently runs down, and then it won't start without a jump. When I leave it at home i could trickle charge it, but what about if I leave it at the airport? I don't think I want to try a solar charger, but maybe that could be okay if I can plug the charger into a cigarette lighter? I could have a kill switch installed for when I leave it, but then probably a lot has to be reset. I could buy a jump pack. This is horrible engineering, but what do other people do who are stuck with this car?


  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Member Posts: 5,701
    This isn't any different than any other car that develops a parasitic drain. Someone is going to have to test and prove what is continuing to draw power when it should be turned off.
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