[DML] Re: power drains....
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[DML] Re: power drains....



You have to understand what a power drain is. It is a path between the
power (12 positive side) and ground (the negative side of the
battery). ANY path can create a drain. By cleaning grounds you could
even INCREASE a power drain if something is "leaking" electric between
the positive and the negative. The circuit with fuse #6 should not
have ANY draw if the lights are off and the doors are closed. I would
start pulling plugs off the switches, logic box, horn, etc till I saw
the current draw drop. You could have more than one problem in the
circuit so you have to go through it piece-by-piece. You could have a
bad diode, a bulb inserted wrong, a melted bulb holder, a crossed
wire, etc. Generally there are some things you look at first. For
instance, common for wires to get crossed between the 2 door switches
on the driver's door. Check the operation of each item in that
circuit. Something dim or not working is a clue to the problem. Many
times if there is a modifacation to the wiring it was done incorrectly
so any changes should be checked carefuly. Alarms, radios, etc are all
suspect. I would just cut it all loose and see if the problem goes
away. Pull the courtesy lamp delay relay, maybe you are getting a
back-feed into the courtesy light circuit. Disconnct the switch for
the key-in-ignition-lock. You are going to have to go over it wire by
wire, there is no one thing I can point you to that I know can fix it.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Soma576@... wrote:
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> David,
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> If cleaning grounds will not help with power drains, then what will?
  I am 
> at a loss as to where to start.  All I know is that fuse 6 is
pulling  0.05 
> amps



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