Sudden Battery drain?
I started up my car today and drove it about 5km to a plaza. I always listen for my starter these days because I'm afraid that the battery will have died (car has had a weak battery in it, got it replaced, but the replacement battery died in 3 months. Now I'm extra paranoid about it and wonder if my alternator's dying - but it seems fine since my car can run fine without a battery).
If the starter churns and continously dims the lights on the dash as it starts up, I know that my battery is dying. Today, my starter was fine - came up real quick.
After parking the car, shopping and coming back to the car, I couldn't get the dang thing to start. The moment I turned the ignition, all the lights in the dash went dark but I heard absolutely no churning of the starter. I tried it again and then my dash lights wouldn't even come on. I had to get boosted to get home.
Normally, I can tell my if battery is dying from the way my car starts up. I didn't see any symptoms this time. I just lost almost all my power while I was parked out... It seems like I could have a really bad electrical connection or something somewhere?