electric short in explorer

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Old 02-20-07, 08:48 AM
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electric short in explorer

battery drain with every thing off, 98 ford explorer
 
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Old 02-20-07, 11:13 AM
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How old is battery; possible it's just not holding a charge. Next step remove fuses one at a time until you find out which one is has the drain. You're sure you don't have a glove box light, underhood light or anything like that that's not going off?
 
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Old 02-20-07, 06:41 PM
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found it, something in the radio in shorted out, take out the radio fuse and no short.
 
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Old 02-20-07, 07:00 PM
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All late model vehicles have what they call "parasitic draw".....The radio memory, the computer memory, etc.........Not supposed to exceed 50 milliamps..........If you're discharging a 65 case battery how long does it take????? Glove box/small lamps would take a day at least to discharge a battery like that............If it dies in a short time, either A) the battery only has a "head charge" and needs to be replaced.........or B) somethin that uses a LOT of current such as a rear window defogger is stuck on.......
 
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Old 02-24-07, 06:14 AM
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Thumbs up Battery

Thanks, The one year old battery was bad.
 
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Regular car batteries arent supposed to be deep cycled. It tends to kill them.
 
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