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      Headlights are draining my battery

      Hello, I have a new-to-me 2005 Aveo. Has 108,000 miles and evidence of a minor front end collision. My problem: Drove it without incident for 3 weeks, then parked it while out of town. When I returned, tried to start her to go to work and there was nothing. When jumped, the headlights were on, so figured I forgot to turn them off. Alas, this jump-every-time-I-drive her has been the situation for 4 weeks. Checked all the fuses, and the drain is somewhere in the headlights. I'm assuming it's an exposed wire making contact with metal? (Note: made an adjustment to the positive battery cable and it significantly reduced the drain.) What I am in need of: a wiring schematic of the free kind, because I work part time and go to school full time. I LOVE this little car and I would absolutely love to drive her without incident. Or, be able to just drive her. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!



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      If you pull your headlight fuse does it fix the issue? That would at least get you by until you can figure the rest out.

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      You sure it isn't just a bad battery?

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      A car battery can only be drained a couple times before it is trash. If you are constantly having to jump it I'm thinking its a bad battery...





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