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30 amp fuse for IP shows a constant draw and kills the battery.

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There should be text by the fuse indicating what it is feeding, maybe more than one thing. Go to what ever the fuse is feeding disconnect on that until the lite goes out. That will be you problem source bare wire or what ever.

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My battery has been draining and not holding a charge. I had my alternator rebuilt and the problem was still there, then i changed my battery because it was bad so i replaced that then noticed my clamps...


I had a 1992 dakota for 18.5 years

Have you put an amp meter in one of the battery cables,
to see if you have more than 30 Milli-Amps?

Only the computer & radio clock stay alive all night

Your alternator. Rebuilt how? Are the diodes leaking
& killing your battery?

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Disconnect the alternator overnight

Next start pulling fuses with that meter in there, until
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The ignition switch may be bad & powering the alternator field
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What is the bottom fuse p conn for on my 2005 hyundai tuscon 30 amp i have constant draw on my battery


Hi, those are essentially shorting bars to connect rows on the hot buss. You need to check the individual fuses to find the draw. Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5925550-dead_battery_troubleshooting . These are genericinstructions.

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Ther is some thing on in the car that kills the battery i thought that it has some thing to do withe theft system so i pulled the fuse and the battery still dieed


You are doing the correct thing, you will need to try and loctate the draw, you will need a meter connected to the battery that shows the amp dram, an amp meter, you turn key off and close all door and see the amount of draw on the battery then start pulling one fuse at a time until the draw drops, the normal draw may be about .03. good day.

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2002 pathfinder killing the battery for no reason. Sometimes overnight others it takes a couple days. Replaced batt. and alt. but problem still exsists. Ive already checked each circut by pulling fuses for...


to check for a parasitic battery drain, you will need a multimeter. set it on the 300 mA setting then remove the negative battery cable on the vehicle. put the multimeter's negative lead on the battery post and the positive lead on the vehicle's negative cable. the meter will tell you how many amps are being drawn. usually, there's a temporary spike (a second or two) for the vehicle's security system, relays, etc. after that, you should only see a draw of approximately 30-40 mA, which is the digital clock, memory settings on the radio, etc. if you're seeing a larger draw, you can begin removing main fuses in the fuse box under the hood to see where the draw is coming from. it's also possible that you may have a bad diode in the alternator, which would cause the alternator to draw current away from the battery when the engine is not running.

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I am having a constant draw killing my battery the draw stops when i pull both the tcb 10 amp fuse and the atc 20 amp fuse and the altranator charge wire i know the alt is bad what do the fuses run


ATC, auto traction control. this is to maintain stability during slippage. you may have a closed sensor circuit that is continuing to drain power when the ignition switch is in the off position. Tcb is a module fuse. I would preform the test below to isolate any other draws that may exist.


Here is the procedure I use to isolate a battery drain. Remove negative battery cable from the battery. Using a 12-volt test light, hook one end to the negative battery post the other end to the negative battery cable you just disconnected. The test light will glow or "light" if there is a drain. If the "light or glow" is faint, that is probably normal draw for the clock or computer. If the "light or glow" is bright, then there is a large drain. That should be corrected. Now start removing and replacing the fuses one by one until the light goes out; that one will be the circuit with the drain. Remember to hold in the button in the door jam for the interior lights.

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