My battery is dead. Reads about 1.5 volts or so. Last night when I went out
to start the car the solenoid clicked rapidly, like it was just low but not
dead. My voltage regulator went bad a few days ago which I replaced with the
one from my other car (which I'm not driving at the moment). I'm wondering
if that voltage regulator being bad could cause a slow drain which would
cause the battery to go dead overnight. Odd because it worked fine the first
day (and night) after I changed the regulator.
I checked all my accessories and everything was off. All except my cell
phone which I always leave charging in the glove box, but that wouldn't
drain the battery down to nothing, which it never has in the months that
I've been leaving it like that. The only other thing is the tiny amount my
radio draws to keep the clock going. Door jam light switches also appear to
be working correctly. I'm going to use my multimeter on the fuse-block to
see if there is a drain anywhere, but I was wondering if a voltage regulator
could cause this to happen, seeing as how that's the only thing that's
changed in the last two days.