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Battery drain Alternator checked out good, narrowed the problem to the courtesy circuit, took the doom light completely out, as well as the power door lock to the drivers door is unplugged. When reconnecting the test light between the postive terminal and cable and courtesy fuse pulled, the light stays out until I pull any door handle then the light comes on and stays on. If I leave the test light off for about 10 seconds and retouch to the terminal it stays off but if I pull any door handle it comes on and stays on. What in the heck do I do next? Stumped

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  • Nvr2old Sep 21, 2008

    I think it maybe that module, and would like to take it out for a try, if you could tell me where it is located. This is the 2nd new battery in 4 days time. I would think if the module had a short to ground it would stay on as long as I kept my test light hooked up to keep the power running to it, but when I take the test light off after a minute the test light does not come on until I pull the door handle again.

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There is a module called the delayed entry module, it keeps the courtesy lights on for about 30-40 seconds when the door is opened, by what you say that may not be the problem, without the load of the light bulbs the timer will not work in the module, this throws off many techs. Have you had the battery tested?? even if it is new it can have a problem, I put three new batteries from Kragen in my Corvette in 1 year, I also thought the system had a drain, but it was the battery every time, finally bought a Delco battery and never had an issue again.

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