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    2000C5 New battery. Tested for drain. None. Battery goes dead after sitting for just two weeks.
    Defective battery. Maybe. Could the alarm be draining it?
    Anybody had this problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil59 View Post
    2000C5 New battery. Tested for drain. None. Battery goes dead after sitting for just two weeks.
    Defective battery. Maybe. Could the alarm be draining it?
    Anybody had this problem?
    Replaced a 5 yr old battery in one of my other vehicles..Went dead 2 weeks after installing it..Tested all for drain, charged battery and it was dead within 2 hours. Took it back to dealer, they replaced it with no questions and haven't had a problem since (6 weeks). Bad batteries do happen.

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    Sitting for two weeks with out a battery tender and alarm on will certainly kill even a new battery. Use a tender to maintain the battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redvett View Post
    Sitting for two weeks with out a battery tender and alarm on will certainly kill even a new battery. Use a tender to maintain the battery.
    FWIW, never had that issue with the 99 C5 I had for 5 years until this spring. It used to sit for 3-4 weeks during the winter and never had a battery problems.

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    Return the battery, they will load test it and determine if its defective.

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