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Circuit breaker installation on Mini Cooper 2001 to prevent battery 's dead

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Old 04-29-2011, 07:27 AM
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Default Circuit breaker installation on Mini Cooper 2001 to prevent battery 's dead

Hi all,
I've been having electrical problems with my Mini Cooper (year 2001) for the past year. Everytime I dont drive it for a couple of days, it turns out the car battery is just dead. Obviously there is some elctronic device still pumping off the battery after I shut down the car.
I took it to a garage and it changed the RPM monitor display part, but the problem is not resolved, there is still something causing my battery to be dead.
My question is : CAN I PUT A MANUAL CIRCUIT BREAKER TO RESOLVE MY ISSUE SO I DONT HAVE TO MANUALLY REMOVE ONE OF THE TERMINAL CONNECTOR ON THE BATTERY ?
Thanks for your help, maybe someone out there already had the same problem.
Cheers
Damdo94
 
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:12 PM
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I would NOT recomend this, You can loose memory and have to have the car reprogrammed at the dealer. Also loose any updates that were done.

FIND the problem yourself take a digital ampmeter and install it on the positive line between the battery and the + terminal. Look at the readings , Then start pulling fuses one at a time and observe readings certain accesories do pull some amount of current . likely you have one item pulling large current to kill the battery that fast. Likely several amps.

The other better quick fix is install a battery tender to keep the battery charged while sitting.
 
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