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Does anyone know the proper amp draw for the catera while it is not running just wondering.
 

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I think our Cateras have weak electrical systems because I can't run my radio without the car running for about 30 mins. before I would have to start it again or the battery would die.
 

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well I eat up batteries like crazy and they always test bad so last time I bought a 1000 amp and 850 cold cranking amps but this one did not even last a year just had it replaced today so I wanted to know if we maybe draw to many amps when the car is not running and just over cycling the battery and thats why they die out so quick.
 

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bengsxr said:
I wanted to know if we maybe draw to many amps when the car is not running
How often do you do you listen to the radio with the car off? I did it once for about 30-40 min and the car would not start the next morning. I know better now.
 

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I've never had to replace a battery yet, but I do know that these cars must have terrible charging systems. If I don't start my car for about 5 days, the battery would be dead. last winter I had to jump my car, drove it about 3 miles, forgot and shut the car off and tried immediately to restart it and it would not start.
I buy my batteries from Advance Auto and for 2 years in a row the battery in my TBird died and both times they gave me a new one for free under the battery warranty. Just keep the receipt.
 

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I had the amps tested recently and it draws between .1 and .3 amps while it is off...The interior lamps draw about 1.1-1.3 amps until they cut off after locking/unlocking the doors....Don't know where it is drawing from unless it has to do with the security part of the car. I had a bad battery because it showed my alternator was putting out a great charge to my battery...
 
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