1998 E36 318ti - Cigarette Lighter Battery Drain

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  1. 1998 E36 318ti - Cigarette Lighter Battery Drain 
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    Hey Guys and Gals,

    Need some help again with this one, I decided to purchase a multi adaptor cigarette socket thing, you know the one where you plug it into the cars cigarette lighter and at the other end is 3 plugs to run other things like mobile charger, sat nav etc etc.

    Well, on the unit it has 2 green lights (LED's I think) and when I take the key out of the ignition these stay on. Now it does not concern me greatly, but I just want to check that these will not drain the battery quickly?

    Any Advice?

    Many Thanks, Baz.
     
     

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    same thing with my satnav charger-I just unplug it-although it will drain I would think it would be minimal-kinda like your alarm too.If you're worried then unplug it
     
     

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    Regular driving won't do anything ...as long as you don't leave the car unattended for a long period of time.
     
     

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    yeah my tom tom has a green led lit when the ignition is off and it never drains the battery.
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    I had the same thing with my Speed camera detector and ipod charger. I hard wired them both into the back of the cigarette lighter then wired in a relay so the lighter switches with the ignition. Much easier, hassle free aswell as nice and neat. :-)
     
     

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