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I have a constant draw on my battery that goes away when I remove the 15 amp radio fuse. Any ideas as to a possible short in the miles of wire? The truck is a 2000 silverado, 4x4, 4.8 engine, extended cab, std shift. I have unwired my fire/rescue light, radio and electronic break system. I removed the radio and the draw still is their. None of the guages in the instrument panel seem to be shorted. They are all functioning fine. Thanks Mike

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Check the ground for your rescue lights and trailer brake...and then RE-DO them anyway.
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