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  1. Hi All, Firstly thank you for all your suggestions, information and ideas. I eventually managed to resolve the drain issue by changing out the ignition switch. This is a fairly easy procedure and well documented online. Since changing the switch everything seems to have resumed normal function and the battery is now no longer being drained!
  2. @Wizard - lol I'm getting the car back today and will work through the various steps as advised. Hopefully I can identify the drain and solve the problem! thanks for all your help,
  3. Thanks all for your advice and opinions. As Schnell points out I have posted this query on a number of sites. Furthermore I am new to using forums for assistance. My view was that someone might have experienced this already hence broadening my search onto a number of forums. @Schnell - your harsh response and clear lack of sympathy for a noob trying to get information via forums is both unhelpful and misleading. I am taking on board all the good advice prior to working out a plan of action. Your comments simply waste everyone's time. As I say - thanks for everyone's helpful advice and when I identify the issue I'll let you know. Cheers
  4. Hi Wizard, Nope - no tracking device fitted. Nothing has fundamentally changed in the last year, apart from that I am driving the car a lot less now than I was before. It could be that by driving it more previously I was hiding the drain, but I have left it for a couple of weeks without an issue. Now if the car is left unused for a week the battery is totally dead.
  5. 2003 Boxster S, 6 speed, RHD My car is often not driven for a week or two weeks and recently the battery died. As it was an old battery I replaced it with a new one, charged up via the mains. In two weeks the battery had died again. Took it into mechanics who said that there was a 5A drain every 45 mins. It does have an aftermarket stereo but that has been in place for too long to be the cause of this. I also noticed recently that the roof mechanism will not close all the way unless I toggle the switch open and close until it finally closes to the point where I can activate the manual lever. Also the glove box wasn't closing properly and so the alarm was not activating - I have managed to force the switch to close now so the alarm works. Any ideas on what could be drawing that kind of power every 45 mins? Thanks
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