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    JUst had my battery replaced after 66 months-- still was not bad but time to swap out.
    NOw I am noticing a constant himming noise whenever its plugged in to the batery tender- I Never noticed it before but cant say for sure it was not making the noise just dont remember + the green light and hum never goes away when its plugged in-- even hums after its been plugged in for a few days.
    Is this normal?

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    Mine has always hummed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla View Post
    Mine has always hummed.
    thanks-- do you leave it hooked up 24/7 when not driving the car?

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    It's normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwkslvr View Post
    thanks-- do you leave it hooked up 24/7 when not driving the car?
    FWIW, my experience was that the OEM battery would hold up just fine with a week, or so, of inactivity. Beyond that, I just hooked up the tender to a 24-hour lamp timer so that it only operated for 3-4 hours/day, which seemed to be plenty to keep the battery happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwkslvr View Post
    thanks-- do you leave it hooked up 24/7 when not driving the car?
    Yup, I've been doing it that way since day 14. I just replaced the factory battery a year ago, just to be safe, but it was still going after 6+ years.

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    thanks to all--

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    I've only had my car on tender a couple of times. I've traveled for weeks at a time and its always fired right up upon my return.

    I was wondering if that might be because I've disconnected my microwave alarm sensor in the passenger footwell. I had an issue with it a few months ago which Jimbo helped fix over the phone with me. Ever since the battery stays fresh forever for me.

    If anyone wants to try it, it takes literally ten seconds to pop off the cover to the fuse area and pull the wires to the module. I'd be interested to see just how much juice that thing pulls over time.
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    I found the reason for the hum--
    broken hex screw that is one of two that hold the charger.
    How do I get the sheared part of the screw out?
    I tried drilling with standard bit and it laughed at me before it broke-
    so whats the best way to remove the broken part thats left in the hole?

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