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Old 10 Oct 2012, 05:18 pm
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Default INTERIOR LIGHTS, SLOW BATTERY DRAIN

ive got a slow but steady battery drain going on. i think i have narrowed it down to the interior lights, fuse 13 in a 02 touring model. with the fuse in i have the push on/off lights on the roof console but dont have the center top and back cargo area light and i have the slow drain. however, when i pull fuse 13 i lose all interior lights but i stop draining on the battery. any thoughts on what i should start looking at next ?
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Old 14 Dec 2012, 12:09 am
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Default Re: INTERIOR LIGHTS, SLOW BATTERY DRAIN

I'm not sure of the fuse #..but have you noticed your fogs lights are on?..After you turn off everything? The muti-function light switch may be on it's way South!
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Old 14 Dec 2012, 07:45 am
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Fuse #8 in the interior fuse box runs the fog lights.
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Default Re: INTERIOR LIGHTS, SLOW BATTERY DRAIN

I think I have the same problem w/ mine. I was checking w/ amp meter and when I pulled it the draw dropped to about 50mA. It draws about 2A when the lights turn on. I was away on vacation and it was dead as can be today after my return. I'm sure it powers more than the interior lights because I saw the tack move when I plugged it back in. I ordered a fuse amp meter so I can check the draw at each fuse. It's OK when I leave the car for a day or two, but anything longer is going to be a problem. Anybody else diagnose this problem?
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