battery drain

Asked by Feb 14, 2010 at 02:19 PM about the 2000 Subaru Outback Limited Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

battery dies after 1 day unless disconnected in which case it holds charge fine for extended layoffs -
would seem to be something draining even when car turned off - ring any bells ? suggestions before I put the ammeter on and start pulling fuses

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I have exactly the same issue with my 2000 Subaru Outback Limited Wagon. I just started a couple of weeks ago. I replaced the battery with new one... same issue.

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I had that problem with my 1997 Subaru Legacy 2.5L GT. I had the alternator replaced after changing the battery. It worked fine.. and was also a recall issue with my model. Also if you have a Subaru Security system in your car it could be the security system that has gone bad. I eventually had to have mine disconnected; they won't remove it because I was told it will most likely damage the electrical system in the car. Taking care of those two issues resolved the battery drains, but it wasn't the battery. Good luck.

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