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Hi from the UK

Just found the forum - looks great. I've got an '06 Grand Cherokee 3.0crd Ltd and I love it . It's the vehicle of choice when dealing with the wet, muddy, rutted, potholed, craggy, dangerous proving-ground that is the British road system and it also looks pretty cool in black.

However, it's also driving me insane at the moment with a random flat battery - it can happen after a long drive as well as a couple of days idle. The battery and alternator checkout ok and there's no obvious ignition-off drain. All I'm being told is that 'it's just a Jeep thing - get used to it.' Not a good option. Any advice appreciated!

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Hi Spike,

I'm a new member myself.

Our GC has a Parrot installed.

Our battery ran flat once because of it, apparently the Parrot had crashed leaving the device on when the ignition was switched off, causing a drain on the battery.

You haven't got some other device that is causing a drain on the battery, or do you need a new battery if it's not keeping the charge?
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Good suggestion but, as it happens, the battery's been tested and is ok; also, I don't have any devices taking power from the system. However, a friend of mine has come up with a hunch that a duff heater/blower resistor might be behind it. Short of sleeping in the car to see if anything comes on at night (!), replacing it could be the best option. At least it should be a cheap-ish fix if it works! Will find out next week...
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That's a tough one, good luck with that!
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Welcome mate. Just a thought but have you checked the ignition is off properly? Mine was left at a garage for its MOT the next day. Mechanic hadn't switched it off properly the nights before, nothing was on inside the car but it drained the battery completely.
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