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The battery on my 95jimmy seems to drain if I leave it parked for the weekend

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First check if the glove box light is on while the box is closed. Also check the coutesy lights, the trunk lights etc. If everyting is ok you will need to use a tester light between the batery's negative post and the negative wire while you take out the fuses one by one until it turns off to find which circuit has the problem.

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