[quote name='kns' date='31 July 2010 - 01:33 PM' timestamp='1280578987' post='90633']
Hi all, Im a newbie to this forum. Right ok, ive got a 03 plate fusion 1.4 tdci (higher spec model). The problem is the car wont hold its battery charge for more than 2 days at a time. I also own a van so the fusion isnt used everyday. I had a new battery fitted thinking that might be the problem but when it was left for 3 days, the new battery was flat.
There is no battery light illuminated on the dash and the car starts fine provided its started frequently. If i use jumpleads to start it when its flat, it will start fine the next day but leave it for 3 days and thats it. Highly annoying!
Could this be the alternator or is it something draining the battery like the dvd player, radio, etc etc. Anyone else had this problem with a fusion??
Will be gratefull for any help
Thanks in advance
This is a very confusing post, the title implies that its a charging problem then you write that its more of a battery draining issue as its only a problem if the vehicle isn't used for a few days.
Also, you state [u][i][b]no battery light illuminated on the dash[/b][/i][/u] is this at any time or just when the engine is running ?
To further assist, did this problem suddenly occur and have there been any modifications the the electrical system such as additional lights, alarm, satnav etc (You mention DVD Player, how is this connected) ?
3 battery draining problems I have experienced;
The boot light on one of my cars occasionally stayed on causing the battery to drain after a few days.
The factory fitted alarm on another of my cars drained the battery (Sierra Cosworth). Was always ok if left unlocked in the garage but locked would drain the battery after a week.
A friends Escort's battery continually drained, turned out to be a relay fitted by a previous owner was incorrectly wired and in effect was continually powered rather than being switched.