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Old 05-31-2016, 05:10 AM   #1
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5.6 amps

Ok. Battery issues.
Pulled all fuses and the car is still pulling 5.6 amps.
Any idea what pulls this kind of amps?
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Do you have any aftermarket accessories installed? Aftermarket Radio, radar detector or alarm system could all be culprits.
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:29 AM   #3
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That is 5.6 times the max draw with switch shut off.

Any fans still running? Ignition switch? Corrosion on some ground?
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Yes, pulled the radio and that wasn't it. The car only has 40,000 miles on it.
Nothing aftermarket except the radio. No codes.
Checked for noise with the key out and nothing we could hear. Will give that a go again this week to make sure. And we will definitely pull the ignition switch.
So later this week it will be time to pull the alternator. Maybe a bad regulator.

Thanks for the help and suggestions

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Old 05-31-2016, 07:53 PM   #5
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Ok. Battery issues.
Pulled all fuses and the car is still pulling 5.6 amps.
Any idea what pulls this kind of amps?
99' base

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Lots of stuff. Ign, wipers, tail lights, brake lights, frunk lights, starter relay... Get out a meter and trace the circuits one by one. Process of elimination.

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If you have pulled all the fuses, the options get small quickly. I would suspect stuck starter solenoid. as that comes directly from the fusible link panel, rather than through the fuse box.
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Make sure you also pulled the fuses located in the trunk.
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Make sure you also pulled the fuses located in the trunk.
Yup - only one back there, for the Secondary Air Injection pump. Pull it and check, could be the culprit.
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Ahhh. Ok.
Didn't know that. Will look in the trunk. Thanks Lads.
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