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Battery draining down when parked but no lights on

Something is drawing my battery down! I took the negative side battery terminal off and hooked up a tester and began pulling fuses to see wich one turned the light off and #36 fuse turned the tester off this fuse is the (central timer/ Electronic modules) fuse any Idea what this is?

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The central timer module is located in the back of the main central fuse box. This module contains the time contol elements for the heated rear window, interior lights and intermittent wiper operation, the module also activates a warning buzzer when the lights are left on

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