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  1. TheRock

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    so out of no where today I go out turn the slingshot on lights come on but there dim and all of a sudden sounds like everything is powering down. No back lights on gauges won't start :( I don't know what battery to buy and I don't want to change the damn terminals want something I can drop in and hook up in under 5 mins :( im so pissed
     
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    Charge it first and try to find out what is drawing current.

    A new battery may not fix the issue if you don't find the underlaying problem.

    Lights?
    Alarm?
    Stereo?
    Lighted switches?

     
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    All I have is my system Rockford amp , sub. 2 speakers and my angel lights there hooked up to a fuse box. Remote line to the amp for turn on .
     
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    If you have a multimeter. You could possibly hook that in line with the ground terminal on your battery and determine if anything is drawing an unusual amount of power. Keep in mind I do not own one of these things just yet but I have seen similar procedures on cars and it works well

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    Took it to autozone battery at 20% charge there going to charge it for me and call me and let me know if it holds.

    Sling has been sitting 2 months I start it once a week and let it sit for 10 mins. Lately been tuning my Audio stuff. Today I did let the music play for like 10 mins with the sling off maybe it didn't like that .
     
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    Yep, it's good to start it periodically but for long term storage you need to keep a maintenance trickle charger on it. There's threads on trickle chargers...
     
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    Wonder if that's it or if I have a bigger issue :(
     
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    Or, just a defective battery - it happens, they fail. But for next winter, regardless, make sure to use a trickle charger.
     
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    Do I just go to dealer and get another one?
     
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    Your battery would still be under warranty.
     
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    I always use a tricke charger now on all my vehicles which sit for the winter. It seems to help and maybe save the battery a little longer. My only concern is that I forget to unplug the charger from the battery and drive away. I put pigtails from my battery rather then the 12 volt cigarette outlet by the seats.
     
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