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Electrical draw wat would cause it wen cvan sits all night wake up battery is dead

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Audio units are v common on fords for causing a high amp draw try removing the audio fuse then see if your battery is ok the nxt day if so replace the audio unit

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

  • jguererri Oct 06, 2010

    do you know what fuse and where i have no book or diagram

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