Q: Q: Battery light stays on and overnight battery drain. 2006 Land Rover LR3

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Why do I have a persistent battery drain on my LR3 after replacing the battery and alternator? Even worse, the battery light stays on. I took my car for an engine wash. Ever since, my battery light never went off. Stays permanently on.

I"m sure the alternator is working cos i replaced it and check always with a Multi-meter; and I've bought a brand new battery twice in 6 months.

The car discharges the battery overnight. But starts straight up on a jump start.

Please, i need help. My mechanics have not been able to help.

Its really frustrating.

My car has 100000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello - this problem can be diagnosed by connecting an ammeter to the positive (red) battery cable, observe the current drain (likely less than 1 amp), then, one at a time, remove each fuse, check to see if the current drain has dropped to near 0, then reinsert the fuse. This process should identify the faulty circuit in most cases. The specific components on that circuit can then be checked for current drain problems. A professional mechanic, like YourMechanic, can come to your location, and perform this procedure for you, and identify, replace or repair the failing component.

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