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Old 09-29-2006, 06:12 PM   #11
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i have those crappy Daytime running lights to deal with too! I normally can hold a battery voltage of 12.4 when coasting with the engine off, that number dropps to 11.8 when I have full headlights on and interior gauges too (toned all the way down .

Hey I have a black car so on hot days, you have to give me credit dont' forget the dark interior!
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Old 09-29-2006, 06:17 PM   #12
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As far as the electrical loads... I believe that the biggest loads are two things, lights and fans(AC/Heat). Lights you cannot avoid, as you'd be blind at night without them!
True.

However, there are a number of things you can do to greatly lower the electrical load of the various lights. Check out the various threads about LEDs, for example.
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