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Re: dead Audi (again) :-(

On Fri, 14 Apr 1995 llevitt@idcresearch.com wrote:

>           SFD! My wife's 200 is Dead Again. Battery low. You might
>           remember that this happened over the weekend and my mechanic
>           gave the car a clean bill of health - charging system
>           charging, no weird loads when the car is off, etc.
I know that story! When I just got my 90 20V, the battery would be DEAD 
within 48 hours.  Here's what I did...

Get a Fluke DMM with DC clamp-on, put it around the positive lead of the 
battery. Shouldnt be more that .5A with everything off and doors closed 
etc.  (.5A MAX!!)   I got about 3A!  Now go to the fuse box and pull one 
fuse at time untill you get to the one that has the greatest draw. Check 
what systems are on that fuse, and verify they are off and in proper 
working condition.
On mine, it wound up being my trunk lite was always on. The switch was 
bad. Tough to find with the trunk closed! I opened the trunk, unhooked 
the bulb and all went well. I replaced the switch and has been fine 
since.  Just a process of elimination.

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