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Power door locks drain battery

Our power door locks drain the battery, I had to replace the door panel a year ago ond probably didn't get the wiring right. Now a year later we are having problems with the battery draining and suspect it is the door locks. What fuse do I need to remove to isolate the locks and what other accessories will I lose if I do that? My son has the car at school and I can't test things out.

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