Volvo S80 A performance sedan that offers top notch luxury, outstanding handling and so much more.

Battery Draw 4.3 amps. NEED HELP

  #1  
Old 12-19-2009, 12:38 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 12
Default Battery Draw 4.3 amps. NEED HELP

My 01 S80 is killing the battery every day. I have a 4.3 amp draw and it seems to trip a ton of relays every time i check. It seems to also try to lock the doors every time i hook up the amp meter..

WHat the hell is going on? Also where can i get diagrams for what the fuses are?
There fuse boxes everywhere on this car.
 
  #2  
Old 12-19-2009, 01:43 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 12
Default

Ok I figured it out... The car will draw about 4.5 amps for 2 minutes or so then it will trickle down. I had .6 amp draw from the blinker switch. After I removed it I get .08 amp draw.
 
  #3  
Old 12-19-2009, 03:44 PM
tech's Avatar
Administrator
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 36,351
Default

There is still something else drawing. The min should be about .025 amps.
But it will take atleast 2 minutes for the computers to go to sleep.
Also make sure the car is locked and alarm is set. Easiest way to do it is once the car is locked and alarm is set stick one probe of the meter on the stud. Then the other in the center of the battery post and slide the terminal up and rest it on the other probe that is on the post. That will not interupt the connection to the car at all. And the alarm will still stay active.
 
  #4  
Old 12-26-2009, 01:03 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 27
Default

there is a board for the anti theft system that controls the audible horn. it was moisture damaged and would sporadically drain the battery on my former '00 s80. I had it disconnected (replacement was over $400) and the problem went away.

Hope it helps.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Therockf150
Volvo C70
2
01-24-2015 12:23 PM
davisrf
Volvo S60 & V60
2
01-13-2013 11:12 AM
dmkelly1955
Volvo S70
1
10-27-2010 01:36 AM
datderboy216
General Volvo Chat
4
05-22-2010 06:42 PM
jdibber
Volvo V70
1
11-13-2009 07:36 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Battery Draw 4.3 amps. NEED HELP


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.