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      Battery Drainage issue

      First off.. Happy Easter people! Hope your enjoy the day. So... I have been having a battery drainage issue with my 2013 Dart limited. About three months ago it started with a dead battery, so I replaced it and then 3-4 weeks later I woke up to a dead car. So I had that battery checked and also alternator which came back both good. So I started checking fuses and then I realized one morning that the dashboard icon was cycling every 15 seconds without the key fob or myself sitting in the vehicle at all. So ladies and gentlemen, what's the next step that I should take? Is there a certain fuze that I should check or just take it to the dealer and spend $$$.

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      Probably a BCM relay stuck. Try giving the BCM a gentle whack. BCM is under the dash left of the steering column on the firewall.
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      Ok, I'll try that when I get home tonight. Thanks! Also my Bluetooth isn't working anymore.. saying "Hands Free System Loading. Please Wait..." Could that also be in addition with the BCM having issues?

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      Quote Originally Posted by alpinegreenneon View Post
      Probably a BCM relay stuck. Try giving the BCM a gentle whack. BCM is under the dash left of the steering column on the firewall.
      with the all mighty hammer anything is possible!... I never heard of smacking a relay to get it to work but i guess that seems to be the best idea for it.

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      [QUOTE=Bullfrog;770064]
      Quote Originally Posted by alpinegreenneon View Post
      Probably a BCM relay stuck. Try giving the BCM a gentle whack. BCM is under the dash left of the steering column on the firewall.
      So yesterday afternoon I decided to give the hammer trick a try... This morning, the car started right up! Haha. I watched after I "gently" hit the BCM that the dash starting cycle wasn't cycling through anymore after the car has been sitting for a while. That was a good sign and this morning confirmed it. I appreciate your advice! Thank you. Still no Bluetooth and the odometer flashing but at least it's starting.

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      Do you have hands free? If so is it working? I have been haivng an issue with my TCM (hands free module) where it seems to crash. Steering column hands free buttons fail, phone wont pair, etc... My handsfree stops and then my cars battery will die after 2 days of sitting there. I know its this because if I disconnect, drian excess chage and reconnect the battery, it all works and battey is strong again. (MAY not be the TCM itself... as I am going to ask about this in another post later) but this I have found with my own 2015 Dart GT.

     

     

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