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Re: removing taillight (tracing battery drain)
Thanks for your input,
I looked at the wires and they look really good, I would have never
suspected. I'll try to disconnect the harness. BTW, wear is it? Do you mean
unplug the light itself? or is their a connector prior to entering the
Mike Benno 90q20v
> From: Steve Manning <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I agree w/Andrew Duane's idea - I'd never heard of the 90Qs having the
> chafing problem on the trunk lid wire harnesses until I traced a battery
> drain to it on mine last weekend...it was the harness on the driver's
> of the trunk. It would turn the trunk light on partially (about 10
> It was right where the wire bent when you closed the trunk. It was a
> to find. Disconnect the harness in the trunk and see if that eliminates
> your drain, and then you have to go find which circuit is grounding.
> >I don't know that 90Qs are prone to this (I can take a look at mine),
> >but many of the 5000/100/200 cars tend to chafe one of the wiring
> >harnesses that goes into the trunk. This causes intermittent shorts,
> >weird lights going on (like one taillight lighting up when you hit
> >reverse), and battery drains.
> >Take a look at all the wires going along the trunk hinge....