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1996 GRAND CHEROKEE BATTERY DRAWING 400 MILLIAMPS

TOOK CAR TO MECHANIC AND THEY TESTED WITH CAR OFF THAT THE BATTERY WAS DRAWING 400 MILLIAMPS AND TRACED IT TO FUSE 11 IN THE PDC. I AM LOOKING FOR WHAT DOES FUSE 11 CONTROL. I THINK I WILL BE ABLE TO TRACE WITH SOME IDEAS TO START OR END. CAN'T FIND A WIRING DIAGRAM THAT SHOWS ME THE PDC OR FUSE 11. FUSE 11 IS A 50 AMP

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    Jerry Koski May 11, 2010

    inside the relay box or the fuse box lid there is not a diagram of which is which ? thanks Jerry

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Pretty good chance that your 50A fuse feeds the fuse block inside the car. To test, pull the fuse & check fuse block for power. If I'm right, then start by replacing main fuse and pulling individual fuses on block, till draw disappears. then check which system that fuse feeds. most common: glovebox light lid not closed all the way or interior light malfunction. However, control modules can give similar results.

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http://www.tomorrowstechnician.com/parasitic-drain-ii-jeep-grand-cherokee
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