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Battery drain?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Nick7, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. Nick7

    Nick7 Member

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    Well, as was yesterday installing alarm back into my car, I noticed something weird.
    When I recconect ground on battery, a little spark goes off (from current).
    When car is shut off, there is still ~95mA power drain.

    To me this seems kindof excessive. Has anyone else measured how much drain they have when car is off?

    I'll probably this weekend try to unplug fuse by fuse to see what drains it...
     
  2. Bl6CRX

    Bl6CRX Senior Member

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    Mine sparks as well, Ive never hooked up the multimeter to read the draw though, someone else should know.
     
  3. overedline

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    a spark usually indicates a corroded or weak ground connection. don't know what would cause it to drain while off except maybe the little blinking light/s on the alarm.
     
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