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    13.7 is what its charging at i believe.
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    My charger says it has 13.7 in the battery. Cluster says 14. something when running.

    The battery drain problem isnít a problem anymore. I probably left the radio on or something. After I recharged the battery it hasnít dropped a bit.

    The problem now is the clock is resetting , this is not a battery problem.


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    I disconnected the negative side of the battery to try a reset. Iíll try it again in a bit a see what happens.

    Seems this is a common problem on the Generals and RZRs.


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    That worked. Left the negative side disconnected for an hour or so. Set the clock and it holding fine.


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    Hopefully not, but a slow short could easily show back up again if you hit the right bump. A wiser mechanic told me the best way to find one is to disconnect the negative terminal and lead, put a test light in series. If it lights, you have a short. Then start pulling fuses till the light goes out, narrowing down the location of such. Mind you, this was before all these computer module thing's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rangerwhit View Post
    Hopefully not, but a slow short could easily show back up again if you hit the right bump. A wiser mechanic told me the best way to find one is to disconnect the negative terminal and lead, put a test light in series. If it lights, you have a short. Then start pulling fuses till the light goes out, narrowing down the location of such. Mind you, this was before all these computer module thing's.
    The problem with that method is that if you have an accessory, say a clock, that requires current all the time, your test light will light. In addition, some charging systems (automotive) with the voltage regulator built into the alternator will always show a current draw. I believe the mid 1980's GM products were like that (if memory serves me).

    You could still use that method but you need to remove the fuse from the circuit that runs the accessory or disconnect the alternator to eliminate the inherent continual draws, then perform your test. Unfortunately, you can't include the eliminated circuits in the test so if the problem lies there you miss it.
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    I suppose you could use the same approach paying attention to the brightness of the light, but an ammeter would be better. Seems better than chasing wires per say...
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