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2005 ody EX-L battery keeps draining

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Okay so this is my first car I did test drive it before buying, felt and sounded sound the drive home was fine no lights, checked under the hood when I got home all seems in order however the battery keeps on draining, the first couple of nights I had it the battery stayed charged I noticed the change after I messed with the power controls (it's all powered) I tried to use the doors and a long sting of beeps started and the door wouldn't close all the way, I figured I just did it wrong, I noticed that the right side Door wasn't closing all the way or being sucked in unless the car was turned on I just want to know if it's something with the battery cause I can afford to get a new one or if it's something else, when I was cleaning it out I found a 7.5 amp fuse that wasn't blown I havent checked anything with the fuse boxes yet because I don't know much about cars and don't want to mess anything else up when the car is jump started it works beautifully everything works and no lights come on but is it something other than the battery that's the problem (I can give more information if needed).
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Welcome to this forum and congratulations on your new Odyssey. The two most common causes of a parasitic battery drain are a bad AC clutch relay and the side door rear latch. Given you are having side door issues, I would suspect that. A new latch part costs about $200 but some people have had success cleaning the faulty micro switches or replacing them.

Before you do that, others here will suggest methods of resetting the sliding door which may resolve your issue easily. I don’t recall those specifics.

Given your limited auto mechanic skills, you’ll need to find a good mechanic to help you.

Good luck
Also, because you have the VCM engine you should read up on the VCM function and issues and then buy a device to muzzle (disable) your VCM.
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