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Voltage draw when off

Voltage draw in room circut, not the radio pulled the relay all lites work door clust?

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How are you cking for draw? how long before batt dies ,1 day 2 ,3 or more? there are normal amounts of draw in all late model cars,and with a door open you will have different levels of draw for a couple of min after key is removed and doors fully closed,see if door ajar light stays on ,ford switches in the door lock mechs get sticky,just soak with wd40 and work all doors a few times ,they usually come back to life

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