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Dead short strong short drains battery quickly seems to have something to do w/ doom lights or door ajar ringer. can't locate ringer. Short stops when I remove #11 fuse. According to fuse panel #11 goes to radio/pwr ant/and instrument cluster

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  • HOUNCLAN Dec 30, 2008

    BATTERY DIES AFTER TURNING OFF CAR . BATTERY IS NEW, ALTERNATOR IS ALSO NEW. WHEN CONNECTING JUMPER CABLES THE NEGATIVE CABLE SPARKS. I THINK I HAVE A SHORT SOMEWHERE. WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD WAY TO LOCATE?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    have a drain on my batties key off... radio worhs, as do turn sg

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Is there anything in that group that does not work exactly as it should? For instance the antenna does not go down all the way? If so it is likely that is the source of the problem.

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