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When connecting the power supply to a car stereo you have to make sure that the power cables are not connected directly to the battery. In most cases you have a red cable with a fuse holder with a bigger gauge yellow cable, also with a fuse holder. First things first. to get rid of the problem I would really advice to get a stereo wiring harness, which you can find at Wal-Mart or your nearest stereo install shop. Then what you want to do is go and buy a current tester from auto zone or auto parts store, or if on a very tight budget nearest dollar store current tester would do for this project. After doing that carefully remove the stereo. then look for your power cables coming from the car. When that is done carefully connect the matching wires and you should not get a battery drainage anymore. Hope this works for you.

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