02 pt cruiser battery draining

Asked by Feb 10, 2019 at 12:10 PM about the 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a year old battery and it's becoming harder to start.  And today I noticed that when I opened the door the fuel and temp gauge needles were twitching up and down when the door opened and when I closed it they stopped twitching.  Something seems to be draining the battery, any ideas?

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Gauge twitching when doors open implies that you have a short between the interior lights and the gauge cluster. This is also the parasitic drain that is depleting the battery. This will not be easy to find, and I'd advise you to get a mechanic to track this down.

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