after new horn and cigarette lighter were installed the next day the car had no power

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Asked by Aug 13, 2014 at 08:30 PM about the 1998 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

a new battery has been installed along with a new cigarette lighter and the horn the next day we tried to start the car it had no power what could have caused this

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34,165

Check that ciggy lighter.

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we are charging the battery now and the cig. lighter has been disconnected

34,165

When you recollect the battery. Look for spanks. Be sure ask the doors are closed and all power acc are off.

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this was very helpful when I cranked the car this morning .....it started. Thank you for your good help.

34,165

Glad to hear that. So was it the lighter?

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yes it was the lighter but why would a lighter cause this

34,165

The lighter was constantly draining power from the battery. Think of the battery as a tank of water and it has a leak.

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you have been so helpful we have disconnected the cig lighter we only needed it for our cell phones anyway but once again I thank you very much. Have a very nice day.

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