Wow, dropped to 3.414 volts overnight! I guess your post on Friday really jinxed it. Yep your battery is totally dead! In fact, if I were you I’d show them the voltage and try to get a new battery when I get to the Mazda dealer for SSP C2.
Or the battery doesn’t up to the specified capacity of 60AH, and that’s why you should try to get the battery replaced.Agreed! I can only assume the battery was fully charged around 6pm Sunday which was the last time the vehicle was driven. 12 hours later, it was dead as a doornail. Given a capacity of 60 AH, something had to draw about 5 amps (60 watts) continuously overnight to suck it dry.
for a second there I thought you actually spoke Klingon.. how cool... but I might as well have been speaking Klingon.
So they didn't suggest disconnecting the battery as an option for you to do?
Now I have to laugh at myself, because that was my first thought as well. But then I just figured they probably drove the PLG off the BCM, just like with so many other things. But after you posted, I decided to take a look, and sure enough there is a dedicated PLG fuse in the passenger box! Just another reminder to never assume anything.... or pull the PLG fuse(s)! ...
Hopefully a solid test of that is to just pull the fuse and test the battery periodically to see if the voltage is going down or holding steady.….
If the PLG unit has only once source of power, then I ASSume that power source is constant and that all commands (sleep/wake/open/close) are just packets of data and removing the PLG fuse would indeed be a temporary solution. ….
VW Jetta used to be a driver’s car. I bought a 5-speed manual Jetta GLI new back in 1985, and I enjoyed driving it all the time.UPDATE 3: I'm in a new Jetta SLE for the week. I'll be glad to get my CX-5 back! The Jetta is slow, but has a neat multi-color ambient lighting system.
VW Jetta used to be a driver’s car. I bought a 5-speed manual Jetta GLI new back in 1985, and I enjoyed driving it all the time.
Unfortunately not like goodedward19’s experience your Mazda dealer refused to give you a new battery even though your battery was totally dead. In addition to the loaner car, may be you should talk to Mazda North American Operations again about the dead battery showing him / her the voltage readout for a new battery.