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Old 02-13-2013, 11:40 PM
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Went out this afternoon and the battery was dead on my "new" car. It had sat for 3 days without starting. Checked voltage and it was at 5. Recharged it, started the car, and voltage went to 13.8--------so alternator is working.

I also know the car needed jumping to get it started when it was taken off the transport. Wondering if I have a bad battery.

Anyone else have a problem with their OEM battery?
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Default Re: Dead battery

Try to see if this is the issue: (I seen this answer on several threads concerning the battery so this may be the main culprit.)

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Yes, check the post about the missing rubber stop that attaches to the underside of the hood on the drivers side (its small, about 3/8" in diameter) that turns on the alarm and puts the car in sleep mode as it depresses a small switch when hood is closed. If your's is missing then the battery will die again and again, and agian.
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Take a look at this thread:

http://www.genesisowners.com/hyundai...hlight=battery
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Thanks for the information on the post/switch under the hood. Mine is there and is aligned OK.

I got to thinking-------------------is the "sleep" mode activated if the car isn't locked up? My car sits in a garage and I don't lock it.
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Also check and make sure the negative battery terminal is tight on the battery post and the bolts are tight where it bolts to the body in the spare tire well.
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Also check and make sure the negative battery terminal is tight on the battery post and the bolts are tight where it bolts to the body in the spare tire well.
Thanks, but I checked the voltage right at the battery. It was down to 5 volts when I first checked, so the battery was indeed discharged.
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Mark, do you by chance leave the key fob inside the car in the garage?
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Mark, do you by chance leave the key fob inside the car in the garage?
No. It stays in my pocket.
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Were any fo the interior lights (reading/dome) left on?
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Mark, do you by chance leave the key fob inside the car in the garage?
Scott, whatís the deal with the key fob being left in the car?
The only time I remove the fob is when Iím out and leave the car unintended, other than that it always in the car. Never had any problems with discharged batteries or anything else.
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