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Battery Is dying from dome light that is off ??

One night my wife and I experienced a dead battery. After replacing the dead battery with a brand new one, problem over right? Wrong. The next morning the battery was dead again. After a series of tests we had our mechanic trace the problem to the dome light/ radio still drawing power after the vehicle was truned off. All the interior lights go out and the radio is not on, so how does this happen? The vehicle has not been in a collision so I dont think its grounded somewhere, plus the fuse is not blowing. But at the end of the day The dome light fuse is the only thing showing a draw on the battery..

Has anyone ever encountered this and what did you do to trace the problem to correct it. The vehicle runs fine now , but I have no iterior lights or radio..

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