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Pulled out the dash fuse to get the draw out of the battery, i have no dash gauges.what could be the problem

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Replace the dash fuse. If the draw on the battery is a big deal, invest in a cutoff switch so that the battery is not being used when you don't want it to be.

Your local auto parts store may or may not stock them.

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