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Battery Dies With Accessories

mrnyc01mrnyc01 Member Posts: 2
edited March 2014 in Buick
Got a question. I have a 2002 Rendezvous. Ever since yesterday, when I leave my XM plugged into the cigarette lighter, it kills the battery after about ½ hour. Mind you I have had my XM for over a year. I leave the cradle plugged in and sometimes remove that actual radio, or sometimes I leave the radio in but powered off. Yesterday after I went to get back in it after about ½ hour, it was dead. I unplugged the XM and check the cords and it started with no problem. I left it unplugged all night and it started fine this morning. I plugged in the XM and after an hour the battery was dead again. I unplugged it and wiggled the battery wires and it starts.

It seems the cigarette lighter is making it pull juice or something. Can anyone help?


  • tidestertidester Member Posts: 10,059
    You said the battery died but when you unplugged the XM it starts right up. Did you recharge the battery in between?

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  • mrnyc01mrnyc01 Member Posts: 2
    Actually I looked at it again. I saw the positive cable was a little loose. Ok I'm an idiot. Sorry. Tightened it and it's good to go. Thanks.
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