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Short draining the battery, removed the 5 amp fuse for backup, solved the problem with the short but no radio or clock memory and no Radio volume. Where could my problem be?

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Try eliminating radio from power system by removing fuse behind radio or positive supple to radio. Replace backup fuse and check if drain still happens. If so, your radio may have internal power short and needs to be replaced.If not, shorts maybe along the the supply lines after the fuse.

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The quickest way to find a short circuit is by putting a bulb in place of the fuse. Anytime the time the bulb lights there is a load. And if the load is a shorted wire the brightness of the bulb will give you a hint. So while you're at it, finding a 'short' is a quicky...keep your eyes on the bulb. gotcha!

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SOURCE: battery keeps dying due to radio+clock staying on

your radio is staying on? you have a bad door switch.the bcm does not see door opening and thus does not turn radio off. most likely the drivers door.

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SOURCE: where is the fuse for the radio.....2001 sienna

There are two fuses for the radio...RADIO No. 1 and RADIO no. 2

RADIO No 1 is under the hood in the engine compartment fuse box

RADIO no. 2 in in the fusebox under the dash, on the left side of the instrument panel.


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SOURCE: radio, cigarette lighter, clock display went out

Under the hood there is some. Not sure about your application, but it might control interior stuff too. It will be a bigger amperage than normally inside the car though

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It seems like that is the cause i suggest just to test to see if the radio or the wiring causeing the drain(short) try removing and unplugging the radio and leave the memory fuse in and see if the drain is still there if not its the radio
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http://www.revbase.com/BBBMotor/Wd/DownloadPdf?id=4576

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Did you replace the battery or is it an old one?

I had similar problems, after I replaced the battery it was at an end. The battery was dead!

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