Dead battery on my Chevrolet Equinox. Replaced the battery 2 times in the last few week. After the truck sits overnight, have to get in jump started again. Charging system and alternator checked at local mechanic shop and tested good. What can cause the battery to go dead so much. I this a common problem or recall on the Chevy Equinox ? Have read other forums with people having same issue with the electrical system and having to get it jumped.
Answer: A draw on the system can be caused by any number of things. such as a light staying on, a module staying powered up, etc. Would need to test for what is called a parasitic draw on the battery. But, a common problem on the Equinox is a rear wiper motor causing the battery to go dead. When the motor fails, it continues to draw current. With the key off, it constantly tries to park the wiper. Many times you will notice that the blade is n ot all the down in the park position. Or sometimes you can even feel the heat of the unit on the outside of the rear gate, next to the arm. The rear panel would need to come off, and be replaced. Sorry, no recall.
Radio Not Working In Chevy Equinox
2005 Chevy Equinox. Question: I just replaced the battery in my 2005 Chevy Equinox and now the audio on the stereo system will not work(no sound). The stereo turns on but there is no audio. What can I do to fix this?
Answer: Just replacing the battery should have no effect on the audio. The fuses must be good since it does turn on. It is possible that if the car was jump started- assuming this was done since you replaced the battery for some reason, that a spike has damaged the radio internally, or the amplifier- if it has one. If it does, then check the fuse labeled "Premium Audio" in the under hood fuse block.