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Parasitic drain of 250ma when off

Battery draining when engine off--200-250 miliamps and when fuse #27 [interior lts.dash.etc] was removed and reinstalled it went away but later returned.. told it could be bad security sys. chip in engine comp.[not worth fixing] or something called "delayed entry relay" whose name doesn't fit relay names. battery ok if i drive it at least every 3rd day but has taken batt to 12.3 volts at lowest time

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  • bill lemeshewsky May 03, 2013

    adding info-- #27 is a 10 amp fuse foraudio, dash lts, and all int. lights soit could be door panel wires or dash etc. but when batt. shop pulled. the fuse and reinstalled it the drain went away but came back. my mechanic believes the relay mechanism that dims the interior lts could be at fault as their softwarer systewm says this is a consistent problem in mazda tributes in diff ckts. but i can't find a relay that is tied to a "delayed entry relay" which i would try if it were one of the stand alone ones but names in owners man. and after mkt books and parts sources do not list such an animal so wonder if delayed discharge is within another component? still looking lts

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