Originally Posted by ac921ol
33 hours is a long time, 3 year old battery and it seems like it doesn't get charged as much as if you were to drive it daily. How much juice did the tender say the battery had in it? Or take it to autozone to get it tested quickly if your tender doesn't have that ability.
My Schumacher does not have a gauge as it is just a tender. Same as the one I commented about several weeks back for another forum member available at Walmart on sale, though I got mine elsewhere:
Did not take it to AutoZone or anywhere else as that is a bit out of the way on my travels. Will have it tested next time I get an oil change done in a few months. When the RX is taken out the trips are usually at least 20+ miles each way as there is nothing much in my area off the beaten path. Many of those trips lead me to the interstate if I go into town. So, the battery gets a good cycle charge from the alternator with each trip.
If I had not left the dome light on I would not have had any issues and even when I did there was little I had to do to fix things. Windows and sunroom did not need to be reset. Clock was still correct. All the radio station information was still there. The only oddity observed was just after the tender was turned on when the car doors locked and the alarm wanted to kick in. I used the key to open the driver door, as the key fob did not work this time from the aborted initial start, and put the ignition in accessory mode. After that I pulled the key and it is was well behaved ever since. Back to starting very quickly as before.