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post #11 of 12 Old 09-10-2018, 10:37 PM
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YOu could have stopped right there.

Unless you have a NASTY short somewhere dragging the battery down.....which is highly unlikely:

You have one of 3 conditions present:

The battery is weak, maybe due to a bad internal connection or a shorted cell. Just because it is relatively new doesn't mean that it couldn't have failed.

A loose or corroded connection at one end of one of the main 12 V battery cables. The chassis connection for the negative lead in particular may look and feel OK but NOT have a good connection.

The charging system (inverter) has failed and is not charging the battery.

YOU NEED A VOLTMETER TO FIND OUT WHAT THE SITUATION REALLY IS WHILE IT IS FAILING.
Or take it to the shop. Without a meter, your time will likely be wasted trying to fix it yourself.
having a similar issue. drove the car yesterday morning. parked in driveway and due to the incline, must use the parking brake. tonight, after not driving the car since then, a neighbor comes over saying our "Flashers" are on. I went out to check. car was DEAD. had P Parking Malfunction on the display, saying to park on a level surface or use parking brake. the parking brake WAS on. lights very dim. tried jumping, nothing.

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also, all terminals on battery look good. no lights were left on. according to the neighbor, the Flashers were on for maybe a couple hours. they thought we were aware of it. Ummmm, NO! LOL
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