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Amp draining battery overnight.have new battery and new alternator.switch off everything and still draws amp flatting battery

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The luggage compartment light is often forgotten and causes this problem.

If that proves ok you have to discover which circuit is drawing the current by initially removing each fuse in turn and connecting an ammeter across the fusebox terminals. The task of locating and rectifying a current drain is typically either ridiculously simple or complex and time consuming and require lots of dismantling and a good wiring diagram.

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