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2004 Volvo C70 Question: The battery will drain after 2 or 3 days if the car is not driven. Battery is fine; it has been checked by two different establishments. Nothing is left on (vanity mirror lights, trunk lights, etc).

 

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ExpatChic, 2.4L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Camden, SC, July 27, 2014, 13:58
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When the last guy checked the battery, he burned his thumb. He said the battery terminal should not be that hot. He recommended cleaning the terminals and posts. I also found an article on the web that indicated there was a problem with the positive crimp on some Volvo models, which would cause the battery to drain and the terminal to get hot. Could this be the problem with my car, or could there be a different problem.

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    MarshaK July 27, 2014, 14:48
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    Try looking for a parasitic drain.

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    Mark01757 August 26, 2014, 10:06
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    I had this same exact problem. Bring it to the dealer if you're still having the problem. My C70 ended up needing a software upgrade. Something about the satellite radio module trying to find a signal. I don't even have the subscription active but the car probably uses the same system for the navigation. In any case, I just left the car for a whole week and it started up no problem when I got back.

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    Midnite3 October 01, 2014, 07:29
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    Sun visors!!!! They break internally and drain the battery. No one bothers to check them

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