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1086 started all winter long in the cold. Now that it’s warmed up alittle I changed all the halogen lights over to LED other than the flashers. Can’t keep the batteries charged now. It’s dead every time I go to start it. 
 

Could I have messed something up or is it just time for new batteries?

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Unless you totally messed up wiring for the lights somewhere by the switch, turning off the light switch should turn off any power/draw by the lights.   My guess is your bateries simply gave out.   Easy to test - charge them up, and then disconnect them for 24 hours.  Then   1) test them with a battery load tester or 2) hook them up and try to start the tractor.    If the tractor starts just fine - examine wiring.   If the tractor turns over but seems sluggish, you may have 1 bad battery that is killing them both.  

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13 minutes ago, ISP1086 said:

1086 started all winter long in the cold. Now that it’s warmed up alittle I changed all the halogen lights over to LED other than the flashers. Can’t keep the batteries charged now. It’s dead every time I go to start it. 
 

Could I have messed something up or is it just time for new batteries?

How old are the batteries ? Are the connections clean and tight ?

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7 minutes ago, ksfarmdude said:

How old are the batteries ? Are the connections clean and tight ?

The batteries are not new and the connections are not perfect. I just thought it was odd it would start at 10°F plugged in but deader than h*** when it’s 63. 

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