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2005 lt got a parasitic draw of 1.02 ma pulled all fuses still shows up. is there anywhere else i could look mebay relay's ?

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A 1.02ma draw is nothing, and is the sort of draw your clock and the flashing light would draw.

In that same conversation, it was suggested that a 200-milliamp draw was "acceptable." That is certainly not the case. In fact, we suggest a 25-milliamp draw is normal and anything that exceeds 100-milliamps indicates an electrical issue that needs to be addressed. Although I have checked the parasitic draw on my Excursion in the past, I'd never photographed that test. I did just that today and it indicated a draw of about 60-milliamps. That's not too bad, considering I have some of the newer electrical accessories, like memory seats, mirrors and radio presets.


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