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Electrical drain from car alarm

The battery on my 1997 Toyota Celica convertible is constantly going dead because of a slow electrical drain from the aftermarket alarm system. I am 99% certain about the source of the electrical drain. Can I disconnect the alarm by disengaging the fuse on the circuit for the alarm? If so, how can I find a diagram of the fuse box or otherwise know which fuse is connected to the alarm's circuit?

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