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Old 05-10-2013, 05:10 PM
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Oh yea. Holy Water---that's it -- damit.

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Got some photos of the dead hauler then post em here.
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I can't imagine that your hearse has a remote-start or alarm system ... or any such device with a "keep-alive" circuit ... but that is what I'm blaming for the cause of my frozen/cracked/stone cold dead battery on my "ta-da-dump" truck.

It sat in the driveway for the entire winter, and I often observed a couple of small red LED's flashing on the antenna mount. I went out to start it a couple of days ago ... and nothing ... not even the "key in ignition" buzzer.

Popped the hood, and noticed that my 1-year-old battery was cracked wide open. (No warranty for me.)
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Really? do you think John Edwards can come up on a wiring diagram for a 1970 Cadillac? Could you ask him for me?

Anybody else got jokes?

Or does anybody have a wiring diagram?

The latter would actually help.

66GMC: "I can't imagine that your hearse has a remote-start or alarm system" Yeah, nothing like that. I installed an alarm in my '73 Nova but pulled the fuse for now. That thing can sit for a month, and fire right up. Same amount of wiring in it too. That's why I need that diagram. To see exactly (or close enough) what is on that "body" circuit.
Why didn't they warranty that battery? That's what I like about Walmart and Autozone. They almost won't bat an eyelash. Autozone tests them, but leave the lights on all night and you'll fail with flying colors. Not that I've ever done that or anything....

ROCHESTER: ASAP! I need to upload them to Photobucket. As a matter of fact, I'll do that right now.

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Old 05-12-2013, 10:26 AM
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Why didn't they warranty that battery? That's what I like about Walmart and Autozone. They almost won't bat an eyelash.
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Nobody around here will warranty a frozen battery, and it's pretty obvious when they've been frozen ... as the case will be swollen and/or cracked open like mine was.

A battery has to be dead to freeze, and it was my responsibility to either keep it charged or remove it from the truck and store it somewhere warm.

This might be a good time to say that you should NEVER try to jumpstart or charge a frozen battery, as there is a better than good chance that it will explode!

I'm thinking that a battery maintainer or a solar panel could have prevented this from happening. Heck ... even taking a battery cable off would have probably worked. Will do one of the above next fall for sure.
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Wow! You learn something new every day!

Not to rub it in, but here in SoCal, we have no idea what cold is! The news is all over it when the temps drop below 60! Even when you come from back east, and you've gotten use to the weather here, and you go back home to visit your relatives, you're bundled up and they're in shorts!

So messing with it right now. Now there is no draw what so ever! Maybe it is a ghost!

And there is a light in the glove box! It's integrated into the switch. But the bulb is bad. Checked the switch. Took it all apart and cleaned it.


Can't look for a draw when it's not there!

I don't know, I just don't know.........
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:44 AM
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Are you telling us that the "draw" died?
Time for the LAST RIDE in a Caddy. Then bury it.

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