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2003 KIA SORENTO Parasitic battery drain. No problems at first, but now it will not hold charge even overnight. Battery new and holds charge when not installed. Also eats headlights. Changing them every 2 to 3 months. Hazard flasher went nuts about 2 weeks ago, so I charged battery again and it held I drove it about 2 days after. Since then, it's back to a dead battery and needs to be jumped whenever I need to use the vehicle. Any ideas?
 

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Best stop by a place like AutoZone and have them load test the battery, and with it running check the charging system - it could be over charging and destroying the new battery.
 

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The 03's were notorious for head lights and tail light going out frequently.
When I had mine, the first battery change I put in the largest amp capacity
battery that would physically fit. Fixed the problem.
Also KIA had a fix by replacing part of the wiring harness. I don't know what the part number on that was.
Your best bet is to find the drain and fix that. It could be a bad ground or a bad component not fully shutting down.
 
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