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2007 Pontiac Torrent: Radio drains battery when off.

2007 Pontiac Torrent. When the vehicle and factory radio are off it drains the battery. Removed fuse (17 in the fuse panel) and used an ammeter in its place, current draw was almost 1 Amp. Removed the stereo and no current draw. Purchased a used factory stereo, with the same outcome, still draws an amp of current. The stereo works fine, and it is all factory, no power antenna, or other add on the to stereo system. I am an electronic tech (not for cars) and I'm stumped. Does power from the stereo work anything else? Any help would be great.

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Hmm... well normally that line will also power the clock but i cant see it drawing that much power :/ If you take that fuse out does it still flatten your battery? what about immobilizer? or car alarm? but whatever it is... you may have to divert power to ignition instead of accessories so that it only uses power when the key has been turned to 'on' position... but there's definitely something using power there.... I'm curious!

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