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Parasitic draw of 0.175 Amp associated with ROOM fuse. Where should F first look.

I have a parasitic draw that drains my battery in about 2 days when the battery is cold. I've determine it is associated with the ROOM fuse which is associated with interior lights, radio, power locks,and power to the console and alarms when ignition is off. How should I start to trouble shoot to determine where the short is?

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