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Flat Battery When Doors Left Open For One Hour

Hi All,

Here is a really curious problem. When I leave the doors of my Feb 05 Espace IV 2.0 T petrol open for more than an hour (say when I am cleaning it etc.) with the engine off then the battery goes completely flat.

I checked the alternator and is providing a good 14+v and the battery is charging when the engine is running, the battery goes from 12.5v to 7v ish in an hour, after 2 hours its completely gone. I asked at the local dealer who suggested that it might not be the battery itself, but one of the electrical components might be faulty and draining the battery very quickly. I can only suspect one of the internal lights or the handsfree card for opening/starting. Does anyone know if there are any known issues with the handsfree card that might cause a flat battery in such a small space of time.

When the doors are closed and the car locked the battery is fine even after leaving for weeks on end.

Any other ideas greatly appreciated.

Currently in richieruk's garage:
2005 Renault Espace 2.0T & 2000 Renault Scenic 1.4

Last edited by richieruk; 23rd July 2008 at 09:28 AM.
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