Car short circuit

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gothculture

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Hey guys,

I recently helped a guy jump start his car in Bangsar when it was drizzling. As he was fixing the jumper cables, he dropped one on the road (which was wet). I didn't think much of it.

After a couple of days without taking the car out, I couldn't start my car. So since the battery was about a year old I decided to have it changed and got a new one. Of course before replacing a new battery, I cleaned the connectors from the carbon residue with WD40 and wiped it dry. After replacing the battery, everything was ok except fog lights, rear brake lights, front lights all dead. After a week without taking the car out, car couldn't start. Batt dead again.

I suspect there is a serious short circuit. Any ideas as to what the problem could be? I hope it's not so serious that I need to change the ecu :(
 

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Expose ur engine bay under hot sun, see it help dry more components.

Last is trace parasitic drain (if problem still occur). Need multimeter with Ampere reading.
Then pull the fuse one by one until u can see drop in Amp reading.
Plan when u free, or pay mechanics to trace.
Check out you tube. Cant get you the link, i in factory. Youtube, FB blocked....:smokin:
 

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Yup, probably one or more item short and giving parasitic leak. You will need to send to wire man not mechanic, to check.....
 

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UncleVr, thats why i scare to wash engine bay...:afraid:
Wira, Hyundai Sonata, VR, even my chery Tiggo I wash and spray with water since ECU in passenger compartment. Contis and car with ECU in engine compartment then better be careful to seal properly before wash especially spray water....:driver:
 

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Wira, Hyundai Sonata, VR, even my chery Tiggo I wash and spray with water since ECU in passenger compartment. Contis and car with ECU in engine compartment then better be careful to seal properly before wash especially spray water....:driver:
My Lancer 4G67 also got ECU inside but then got shorted from one of the sensors due to engine wash when taken to a car wash by my dad's driver. Ever since then we never wash the engines anymore.
 

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My Lancer 4G67 also got ECU inside but then got shorted from one of the sensors due to engine wash when taken to a car wash by my dad's driver. Ever since then we never wash the engines anymore.
Oh! VR have been washing for 17 years now, Hyundai 14 years and Chery 7 years dy......:driver:
 

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Oh! VR have been washing for 17 years now, Hyundai 14 years and Chery 7 years dy......:driver:
its not about how many washes...

but on how to wash only the correct spot and avoid the sensitive parts/sensor area :driver:
 

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Oh! VR have been washing for 17 years now, Hyundai 14 years and Chery 7 years dy......:driver:
Maybe I was unlucky but I don't want to take the risk anymore so yeah, I never do that again. I just use wipes and brush to clean my engines, apply water very carefully and never ever spray.
 

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Maybe I was unlucky but I don't want to take the risk anymore so yeah, I never do that again. I just use wipes and brush to clean my engines, apply water very carefully and never ever spray.
Do like my ex company the jaga. He wet cloth with kerosene then wipe his engine. He so free every night also wipe. Imagine I finger touch his engine no dust even......lol:rofl: