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Old December 20th, 2011, 01:25 PM   #1
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Default 2004 yukon denali intermittent battery drain

I have a 2004 yukon that will intermittently drain the battery. usually seems like if it sits for a couple days it will drain the battery but not always. Any one ever have this problem?
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Old December 20th, 2011, 01:46 PM   #2
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#PIT3284A: Intermittent Battery Draw - keywords crank dead discharge drain electrical no start - (Dec 22, 2005)







Subject:

Intermittent Battery Draw






Models:

2003-2006 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV







2003-2006 GMC Yukon Denali and Denali XL



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The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom(s) described in this PI.

Condition/Concern:


Some customers may state that their battery goes dead at times. The battery may go dead overnight or it may only occur once a month. After performing normal diagnosis and a parasitic load test and a concern can't be found. Please check the following item below.

Recommendation/Instructions:


Listed below are some of the most common concerns for intermittent battery drains




1.

Sticking power seat or lumbar switches





2.

Shorted seat wiring in the drivers or passengers seat.





3.

AC relay sticking on at times.





#1 Is usually the main cause.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 08:32 PM   #3
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Great thanks for the info! Now i at least have somewhere to start.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 10:16 PM   #4
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probably not related but i had a customer with a 06 G6 that would kill the battery overnight. ruled out a bad battery and found out the radio was constantly trying to eject a cd that wasn't in the player. replaced the head unit problem solved.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 10:20 PM   #5
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Had a bad diode in an alternator do this. Wouldn't always kill the battery but occasionally truck wouldn't start next morning.
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