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Hi Guys,

Have just got back from oop north in the wifes car (been away a week). Was going to take the
for a spin as its been sat there for a bit and realised the door was open...put the key in and yes you guessed it...nothing.
Now Im fairly sure I locked the car before I left, not sure why the battery is now dead (cant jump it till the wife comes back from shopping). Does anyone have any experience of the doors unlocking themselves when the battry dies?
Sounds a bit odd I know, Im hoping a better explantion was that I left the doors unlocked beforehand and the battery drain is due to the new stereo expertly fitted by me last week...
?? Just glad I live on a nice quiet street in Cornwall!!!!

Has this happened to anyone else?? Have your doors opened when the battery dies?? Or am I just going mad in my old age??
 

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I'll go with the madness theory

I'd draw a strong link between the ICE work and subsequent flat battery. Measure the drain when you have it charged up again.
 

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Go carefull with the Jump, You might spike a fuse, which can cost a fortune.

The way i do it is to connect the wires for 20 mins before attempting to start it. Then start the car, and leave the wires on for another 5 mins, to let it all settle back down.
Remove the wires, and off you go.

Either that, or use a battery charger.
 

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Cheers all for the advice,

The battery was at 4 Volts before I charged it, everything seems ok now, 14V at the battery when car running so it seems the alternator is ok. Must be my superb radio wiring skills that have been draining the battery...Still doesnt explain the doors problem, I suspect it must be me leaving the doors unlocked? Good job I dont still live in Manchester as I imagine some kind scally would have removed my car for me!
 
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