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I was having problems with my battery going dead after car sat up for a few weeks. I decided to buy one of those new Optima batteries. It would loose its charge too. While this was going on I had a window valet installed at the same time. Everything was fine as long as I used the car. I also had Progressive Insurance and asked to use a Snapshot device that they advertise to check your driving habits. To use their device you have to remove the window valet because they use the same plug. The battery didn't have a problem for six months. I removed the snapshot and pluged the window valet back in and the battery is now drained again. I really think the valet is doing this. Has anyone else had this problem? And if so were you able to correct it. I really don't want to throw away the valet and I also don't want to be unplugging it every time I park the car. Any good input would be appreciated.
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I don't know if the window valet is causing the discharge. However, if your car is not a daily driver I would recommend connecting a trickle charger to it. In addition, I would recommend the Battery MINDer brand. There are enough electronics in the car to cause a slight drain on the battery regardless of whether you have any extra items connected. The repeated charge and discharge over long periods of time prematurely ages the battery.
 

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I doubt it has anything to do with the window valet


throw away the snapshot......
 

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That was some great input there. I will repeat myself, Has anyone else had problems with the window valet killing their battery? I have chargers and don't need another one. I got a 30% discount from Progressive by using the Snapshot (that didn't make my battery discharge). Some people just like to make comments for no good reason unless being a smartass is a reason.
 

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don't be a


now if you want unbunch your panties , lemme know.......:1sm258fight:


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I was having problems with my battery going dead after car sat up for a few weeks.
This was your first sentence. That infers that either A) you didn't have a trickle charger, B) you were too lazy to connect one or C) you were too stupid to do so. Go $crew yourself.
 

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Here is an update to my problem with my battery discharging. I disconnected the window valet when I first started this thread. The battery has held it's charge. Evidentley, as I first said, I am having trouble with my window valet. Has anyone else had that problem and were you able to solve the problem. (I still own a battery charger that works if I need it to). I am not trying to be rude to anyone but I asked two questions here. Anyone that wants to make some other useless comment should start their own thread.
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This was your first sentence. That infers that either A) you didn't have a trickle charger, B) you were too lazy to connect one or C) you were too stupid to do so. Go $crew yourself.
Was is the operable word in my first sentence. I explained the rest in the following sentencs. Paragraphs are made of sentences. You read the pargaraph to understand the complete thought. Your paragraph tells me that you are the one that is stupid.
You may not have given me an answer, but you are entertaining. Know it alls are usually entertaining. Thanks Pappy.
By the way you started this stupid **** not me.
 

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I have not heard of the WV discharging batteries but I have heard of several other electrical gremlins caused by it.. such as lights flashing, horn blowing , and windows either not going up or down correctly .,etc ..reprogramming didn t help, in the end, their solutions were to give up and remove the WV...have you talked to the Manufacturer about the problem?
 

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I have not heard of the WV discharging batteries but I have heard of several other electrical gremlins caused by it.. such as lights flashing, horn blowing , and windows either not going up or down correctly .,etc ..reprogramming didn t help, in the end, their solutions were to give up and remove the WV...have you talked to the Manufacturer about the problem?
Thanks for the suggestion. No I haven't talked to the people who made it nor do I remember who I bought it from. If I recall correctly there was some special offering for a certain time period. I will see if I can find a contact number.
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