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Where is the voltage regulator on a 1999 plymouth breeze? Replaced battery,still dead had alternator tested at two diffrent shops and tested ,OKAY ! at both shops. disconnected the ground cable from battery and got a voltage readong from the disconnected ground cable of 10 amps,does that men that something is on and draining the battery? checked for interior lights and trunk lights , nothing seems to bee running after jcar is running !

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  • candyeman01 Jun 22, 2009

    Hi After I read your response , I discovered that the end of the negative cable was not bolted on top the engine block. I thought that was the problem ,next morning ,samol thing ,dead as a door nail ! can you explain to me how to check the fuses for an open current , something is draing the battery, like i've said the battery is new and the alternator checks out fine from two diffrent auto parts stores,and I can't visably see any accessory lights staying on , and ,I too, am hoping it's not the Voltage regulator , because if that's the case, it requires that the PCM be changed out, was'nt it nice of chrysler to come up with that set up ?

  • candyeman01 Jun 22, 2009

    Thank you I certainly will try that , I apprecite your quick response : )

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    ten amps is a pretty big draw. Have you tried removing fuses to see what system is causing the draw? On some chrysler products,the regulator is incorperated into the computer. Hope you don't have that system!!

  • Jay Drogsvold
    Jay Drogsvold Apr 23, 2014

    many unlooked at lights in the vehicle is the glove box light , best to check for any lights on is at night or a very dark garage. any light that is on , you should see. 10 amps is a huge draw......

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Just to make it clear...I didn't say that the regulator was drawing power, ranthe that if the alternator checked out, the regulator may not be allowing it to charge properly.

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The voltage regulator is part of the alternator

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    yadayada Jun 22, 2009

    disconnect the alternator overnight and see if problem goes away (shorted diode will cause this draw, alt will test out ok as far as charging rate goes), it is very unlikely that the PCM is the problem, it draws less than 300 thousandths of an amp

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