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Sharifm3
03-03-2004, 09:25 PM
it will not start. Not sure if it's the weather but I tried starting the escalade today and it would not start.

It was completly DEAD, the remote entry would not work, no lights on dash or anything. As soon as I hooked it up to the reliable BMW the lights on the dash lit up but still would not turn over. After it charged sufficently it hesitated to start but did.

Becareful on how long you let these things sit....

bnunnally
03-08-2004, 12:07 AM
Can be hard to track down, but I should think it is something peculiar to your Escalade. Do you have any aftermarket electronics installed?
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tking
05-18-2004, 08:18 PM
... that have a lot of onboard computers. The at rest amp draw is significant. My BMW 850 has the same problem ... tons of computers. The solution is to place your system on a trickle charger when parking for more than a week and a half or so.
The draw down time is a function of battery age, battery type, weather, and amp load. Can be different from vehicle to vehicle.
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Sharifm3
05-19-2004, 04:55 PM
It only sits when my parents are out of the country. I I will keep the trickle charger in mind for next time. Much appreciated. : )


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