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2004 Yukon XL 1500, with the car off the radio circuit draws alot of current and drains my new battery in 2-3 days. Also maybe seprate issue my oil presure gage does not reset to zero.

I have pulled all the fuses ane re-installed one at a time. The radio fuse give a good arc when I pull and re-install it. The radio plays great. A year ago the battery died a couple times so I replaced it. about 2-3 months ago the battery would be dead if I did not drive it in 3 days. Also maybe seprate issue, my oil presure gage does not reset to zero when I shut off or re-start the engine thus the gage reads 40-50psi plus what ever the gage read prior to starting the car (after a couple of starts maybe way off the scale). I can turn the key past ON but not start the engine and release 20-30 times and it will go back to zero. Do I need a new ignition switch? Other than these minor faults the car runs great, and has 146,000 miles. I have had the oil gage problem for 2 years and the draining of the battery for only 3 months.

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With the problem with the battery draining, Get the chargeing system check out, End tell them all so to check for a short, As for the problem with the oil gauge change the oil pressure sending unit,

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