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Draw on battery

After having battery and alternator checked to be good I discovered a draw on the battery . With an amp meter on the positive cable leading to the fuse panel the needle would jump intermittently to about a 5 amp (spike) then to zero, this continued until the battery was dead. After pulling each fuse 1 by 1 the culprit was fuse location # 8 a 20 amp fuse that controls the rear electronic module among other things. I would like to repair this problem myself if possible. If the module is at fault where is it and what can I expect to pay for it. Thanks in advance.

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  • jake15884 Oct 12, 2008

    As stated in the discription of the problem. The problem has been narrowed down to circuit # 8. the question is where to go from there?



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Have you had any recent electrical work done, including installs of new radio, bulbs, amplifiers or the such. Something is running when it shouldn't be, obviously, but what? The easiest way to go through this with fewest headaches is to start pulling fuses and taking readings to determine if that circuit has the draw. At least this will narrow down the list of culprit. You sound like a pretty sharp guy, I'll let you take it from here.


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  • anaanymous Oct 13, 2008

    I'm sorry, I'm really off my game this week, you did indeed mention that, duh, my bad. Try finding an electrical line diagram or schematic for your model, be it from a dealer, online or where ever, and see whats on circuit 8 and start pulling them one by one out of the circuit until the draw clears. Time consuming yes, but, at this point its still the cheapest thing to do with out involving professional mechanical help. Good luck in your endeavor and please write back if there is anything else I can do for you. Best regards...




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