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Originally Posted by Benny
Umm...I think there might be something a bit dodgy going on there, to be honest.

I used to run a stereo in my Laguna which would draw around 20A at normal listening volumes and 60A when cranked...and I've had that running for several hours at a time before (with the engine off), and the car always started first time afterwards.

I wouldn't have thought the fan would draw enough to flatten the battery in a couple of hours either.


A fan can draw a reasonable amount of current, running continuosly for several hours. Also if the battery is not in good condition it wouldn't take much to drain it. We have also just come out of winter where the battery is working hard and may not be in tip top condition.

How old is the battery in the car. If it is 3yrs old or older I would consider buying a new battery.

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