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Battery drain from power door locks on 96 Grand Cherokee

We drive our 96 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo very little and the new battery keeps going dead. I found a constant drain of 180 milli amp drain dropped to about 8 milli amps if I pulled the circuit breaker to the power doors/windows. Hence, there is a malfunction in the power locks and/or power windows circuitry.

Someone said that there is a sealed module in the driver's side door that must be the problem.

Any suggestions?

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  • davidjessiel Feb 03, 2009

    I am having the same problem. After putting in a new battery and try to start it it just makes a clicking sound.. WHY?

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    i have same problem... battery drains in one night because of this door/power windows module :(


  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    COMMENT: Your friend's idea sounds reasonable. I dont have a diagram on that vehicle, but, if you pulled that breaker and the drain dropped, a module failure makes more sense than anything else.

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The Module in the Drivers Door is notorius for this problem. I would start by changing that first. Good luck to you. Thanks for using fixya!

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