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Electrical drain on batt

1998 volvov70cx- electrical drain on batt need wiring schematic. 4 large red wires on batt lugg are pulling juice, what are they for?

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Check the rear interior light is not continually on in the boot/trunk. Also check the glove compartment light is also not on even when the lid is shut as they warp and allow the switch to stay on. And finally, sit in the car and close the doors. Look at the red markers which are on the end of the doors. At night, you will see these and they should go off. If they don't, then one of your door switches in the lock mechanism is faulty. Has been known for the alarm units to go faulty and draw excess current too. If it is none of these, then stick an ammeter on the battery and pull the fuses one by one until the current draw is reduced. The batteries on these cars only last 3 years before they should be replaced too. It might even be just a dead battery.

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