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I have a short that causes battery to go down. checked fuses and #1 fuse in main fuse box is draining by battery. I need a wiring diagram to help me. can you help with this problem?

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  • Jeff Turcotte
    Jeff Turcotte Sep 03, 2010

    wiring diagrams do not show the fusebox. Do you know what circuit goes to fuse #1? Do you have owner's manual?

  • Jeff Turcotte
    Jeff Turcotte Sep 03, 2010

    also, which engine do you have?

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    dbrewer50 Jan 15, 2012

    A wiring diagram will show the fuse box and the fuses if the diagram was done correctrly. So, you are correct in needing a wiring diagram schematic to hjelp resolve the problem. Your problem will be in finding a schemctic diagram (wiring diagram) for your vehicle. Next, when you find the items included in the diagram, you will need to locate the components in order to isolate the problem. Look for relays that have become faulty. Find the schematic wiring diagram.Look for the fuse #1 and see what components it goes to. If the current draw is stopped when you remove the fuse, then you are on the correct trail to locate the problem.



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I had this issue with my 2002 Tahoe, I got lucky, started unplugging the easiest plugs first ( hoping i wouldn't have to get into the door panels) and when I unplugged the passenger seat under the rear of the seat, the short stopped. It was the one with a bulk of wires, I assume the two wire plug is probably the seat belt warning sensor. Either way, the motor worked but sounded as though it was binding. The short was occasional, but would wipe out the battery fast. Then, no problem for a few weeks. I'll be looking for any bare wires and hope for the best. Thanks everyone for your input. Hope this is helpful.

Posted on Apr 18, 2012

Ad, has factory wiring diagram manual. Have to buy it.

If you had a short, a fuse would open, and the circuit effecting your battery drain, would not be an issue.
You have a module not timing out or other electronic current drain,from a failed component.
You will find the issue,as you said, with a wiring schematic and proper trouble shooting

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