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96 Jeep GC Draining battery

On my grandpas 96 Grand Cherokee when the rear hatch did open if u left it open for more than bout 10 min. And also the rear doors open for more than 10 min. it wiped the battery no power. We have had the battery to oreilly and to napa before they closed doors and they test battery fine what would cause this.

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I couldn't get my inside lights to go out at all which drained the battery. I ended up taking out the fuse. It works but I have no inside lights (dome, etc) now.

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