Dear Scotty, You may be the only one who might be able to figure this out. I had a 2009 Chrysler 300…


Dear Scotty, You may be the only one who might be able to figure this out. I had a 2009 Chrysler 300 (I know I learned my lesson. I bought it before watching you). It ran fine until I was camping in NH and fell asleep charging my phone with the car with the key in the accessory position. When I woke up, I panicked and tried to start it and it didn't on the first try. I tried a second time, nothing. The third time i tried starting it, the car finally turned over. But the radio was "fried" it would turn off every ten minutes or so, then turn back on. The radio eventually turned off in faster and faster intervals, until it began to just turn off and on within a few seconds. Months later driving around with a radio that just would flash the chrysler logo and shut off, I replaced it with an aftermarket radio. Months later I went to start the car and it was dead, I thought I might have just left the light on. It turns out the battery was dead. So I replaced it, a month later, the battery was dead. I took it to a mechanic and he told me that the radio was the issue and to put the stock radio back in. I did so, and replaced the battery. A month later the battery was dead, along with the alternator. So I replaced them, and finally took it to the dealership, they told me I needed a new TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module). So I took it to my mechanic and he bought the module from chrysler for much cheaper, and it still never fixed the issue, because a month later, the battery was dead. All the fuses were checked, checked for bad grounds, and basically all the wires were check throughout the car and nothing was found. Do you have any idea what it could be?

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Old school trick, take some steel wool pull fuses on anything that stays on when car is off, pull off negative post run steel wool into a 2 inch spere. Touch it to negative post and negative strap. If steel wool burns up, u have a short, then pull fuses one at a time and check steel wool.when it burns check fuse remove. May narrow it down Like I said old school.