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2001 C4 Cab I parked the car Friday in the garage removed the key Monday morning battery dead applied power via fuse box all the dash lights came on. opened the hood added charger appears ignition is on.

inserted the key turned on the ignition, turned it off removed key dash lights went out, but clock still on till I locked the car. Any Idea of the problem don't want to take it to work and not start again?

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forgot year model

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1 hour ago, Ronnie38 said:

2001 C4 Cab I parked the car Friday in the garage removed the key Monday morning battery dead applied power via fuse box all the dash lights came on. opened the hood added charger appears ignition is on.

inserted the key turned on the ignition, turned it off removed key dash lights went out, but clock still on till I locked the car. Any Idea of the problem don't want to take it to work and not start again?

 

You need to run a parasitic drain test.  Put a digital multimeter in between the battery positive terminal and the disconnected positive cable, with the meter set on mA.  Wait at least 45 min. and it should read 40-60 mA.  If it reads higher, start pulling fuses one at a time until it drops into that range; the last fuse you pulled is the source of your drain.

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I've had a drain for sometime, at least I think I do...  the battery will stay charged for about a week...  I finally attached permanently a pigtail for a quick  connect to a Battery Minder charger.  Thanks for the info, I'll check out what I've got.  I've done it before, but did not wait the 45 minutes.

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11 minutes ago, creekman said:

I've had a drain for sometime, at least I think I do...  the battery will stay charged for about a week...  I finally attached permanently a pigtail for a quick  connect to a Battery Minder charger.  Thanks for the info, I'll check out what I've got.  I've done it before, but did not wait the 45 minutes.

 

You need to wait 45-60 min. to allow the normal shutdown of systems in the car that do that to reduce drain.  That process is completely normal.

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Thanks, Your input is always appreciated, I know the members are grateful for your contributions... At Porsche  Dealer hourly repair costs you have probably saved us poor folks hundred of thousands of dollars.

 

You're the best...

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3 hours ago, creekman said:

Thanks, Your input is always appreciated, I know the members are grateful for your contributions... At Porsche  Dealer hourly repair costs you have probably saved us poor folks hundred of thousands of dollars.

 

You're the best...

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