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Power drain on battery

The battery is always running down and there is a power drain somewhere in the system when the car is turned off. I need to check the fuse box manual to know by removing one fuse at a time to see which part of the electrical system is causing the drain on the battery. I don't have the owners manual to check which fuse is for which area of the system

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Get a fuse tester, which looks like an icepick with a wire coming out the back. Clamp the wire to something metal to make a ground and touch the tops of the fuses which should have small metal prongs on the tops. If the handle of the tester lights up then the fuse is good and if it doesn't then the fuse is bad. Try this out and let me know.

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