I'm guessing this may have occurred to someone else already and if it did and there's a thread out there already addressing it, please point me to it. I couldn't find anything searching so I may not have been entering the right keywords.
This is my problem. And before I go to the dealership and have them charge me a $1000 for the wrong answer I want to get some feedback here first if I can.
Saturday I got up and moved the GTO out of the garage. It started fine. Got my stuff out of the attic, started the GTO put it back in the garage. Started fine. Wasn't all the way in the garage, started GTO, backed up more. Started fine. About two hours later I hopped in it to go to the store, turned the key, nothing....no starter clicking, no radio, dash lights, nothing. Turned off the headlight switch, it was on auto, click, click, click from the starter. Battery was dead. I charged it for a few hours and it started up and ran fine.
As the battery was charging I noticed that it was constantly charging. I have an automatic charger that will charge and turn off when it's complete. It never turned off and it would have stayed on forever if I'd have let it.
So, with my Dad's help, we did some digging, looking for drainage. We did it old school and put a test light on the positive cable and the post. Then we started pulling fuses. We came down to three fuses that lit the light, the interior illumination, the instrument panel and the radio/cell phone.
My question is, do any of these naturally produce a draw when the car is off? Are any of them connected to the security system? Can the security system somehow be affecting other things that are drawing on the battery?
Has this happened to anyone else and what did they find out was the problem?
Sorry this is so long but I felt a little background was needed instead of just saying "My battery died".