on my 2005 pontiac montana paracitic test is 0.33a is that too high


Asked by Apr 03, 2015 at 06:28 PM about the 2005 Pontiac Montana SV6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I know there is a lot of thing in the van, like OnStar, DVD, air compressor, ac converter etc.
Does that draw sound too high. I disconnected the one battery cable and waited for 1
hour before testing. I made sure the van was not touched in that hour. When I connected
the brand new ohm meter, auto troubleshooter 10 amp setting it reads 2.69 and then
slowly drops and stops at 0.33

3 Answers


Normal draw on battery from security and clock is 0.05 amps. See http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/Discussion-t9484_ds530227. The top answer in green for best answer is right sort of, Should be amps not volts The clock and radio draws 0.02 and anti-theft 0.03.You are 10x over the norm. Check out http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/a5859/how-to-stop-car-battery-drains/




Example: a fully charged battery, mid quality@ 70°F can drain at that rate for 25 days and still start car.

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