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5kCSTQ - Electrical Question
I posted this the other day, and there's been no response - can someone dig
up and email me a few of the comments that showed up the last time this
was discussed? I'd appreciate it.
> This has gotta be a rerun of a thread that went past about two months ago,
> but I didn't keep the discussion of the cause.
> I've got an '86 5kCSTQ and am having the battery go flat if I don't drive
> it for a few days. As I recall, the discussion involved wires in the
> wiring harness to the rear trunk lid shorting together and turning on the
> trunk light all the time.
> As best I could tell, the trunk light WAS staying on, at least as best
> as I could tell peering in through the crack between the lid and the body
> as the lid was almost closed. OK, sez he ... he whips out the trunk light
> bulb so that it can't drain the battery - no light, no drain, right?
> Wrong. Even without the bulb, the battery is going flat after about three
> days of being parked.
> Can someone please recount for me the places to look for broken wires in
> the wiring harness of the lid, and what's going on to continue to drain
> the battery?
> - Charlie
> Charlie Smith firstname.lastname@example.org 614-471-1418
> Columbus, Ohio USA
> 4 wheeled fleet: 2 wheeled fleet:
> _________________________ _________________________
> 86 5kTQ 92 Ducati 851SP 851cc
> 69 Porsche 911S 3,200cc 95 BMW R100-RT 1,000cc
> 81 VW Diesel Pickup 62 BMW R27 250cc