[V8] Battery discharge issue...
lundabo at msn.com
Mon Nov 29 15:05:29 EST 2004
Thanks Mike and Ingo,
So, I have some more information to add to the story.
I hooked up the meter to the neg. of the battery to look for drain, then
layed down on the passenger seat to access the fuse box. When I did, the
meter spiked up over 10 amps. I'm guessing its something to do with the
seat heater in the front passenger seat, but it seems strange that there
would be any power to it with the keys not in the ignition.
In any event, using the one fuse at a time trick, I came to the #7 fuse,
which when removed, caused the meter to drop from 1.5 amps to about .3.
Seems like this is the culprit. The fuse chart shows this to be for left
tail, parking and sidemarker lights. Any guesses as to why these would be
drawing so heavily? Is there perhaps a relay or something that is bad? One
additional thing to note--the fuse has a 15 amp installed, whereas the
manual calls for only a 5 amp fuse. I'm thinking that perhaps an
aftermarket item was wired to this fuse, and someone upped the fuse to
handle the load, but perhaps it was just someone inserting whatever they had
on hand. Perhaps the additional amperage on the fuse caused something
downstream to burn out?
Anyways, any advice is greatly appreciated.
>From: Michael Larosa Jr <Mc.Larosa at Sun.COM>
>Reply-To: Mc.Larosa at Sun.COM
>To: Ingo Rautenberg <i.rautenberg at waratap.com>
>CC: v8 at audifans.com
>Subject: Re: [V8] Battery discharge issue...
>Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 13:08:27 -0500
>aaaahhh, you beat me to it my old friend :) the one fuse at a time trick
>Ingo Rautenberg wrote:
> > Bill,
> > You've definitely got an issue here somewhere. Not sure what the "norm"
> > for the v8 static drain test, but I'd surmise somewhere between 25 and
> > milliamps -- a great deal less than what you have. Aftermarket stereo
> > amp that's not shutting off when you turn off the ignition? Bad trunk
> > switch that has the trunk light on constantly? Otherwise, do the old
> > removal one-at-a-time to see which circuit the drain is coming from and
> > from there.
> > HTH
> > -Ingo
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