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| Originally posted by Bear@Jul 7 2005, 08:30 AM |
Take negative cable off of battery and hook multi meter between negative cable and battery negative post. With key off, amp draw should be in the 100ma or less range, if not, take fuses out one at at time until the amps drop into correct range mand you have isolated your culprit.
| Originally posted by Dirty_Tool@Jul 10 2005, 10:24 PM |
Bear is right on the money except that 100mA would be too high. Make sure you are under 50mA, that is the spec for e32.
| Originally posted by Dirty_Tool@Aug 1 2005, 12:16 PM |
Could be..... the thing to do is after you removed the fuse that dropped the battery draw down to 100mA keep going with removing fuses until you get the draw down below 50mA. Once you have the draw down to an acceptable level then take note of the fuses. Using a wiring diagram see what exactly these fuses drive and then disconnect components 1 by 1 until you find the individual component that is causing the draw. Repair or replace this component. You may have more than 1 component causing the problem. Since you know this all started after replacing the antenna start by disconnecting the antenna 1st and then maybe the radio and see if the draw goes down to an acceptable level. Remember 100mA is NOT an acceptable level.
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