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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-18-2016, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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1999 Dodge Intrepid Battery Draw Fuse 7

I have a 3/4 amp draw on the battery which kills the battery over night, Not a .750 MA but a .750 AMP draw. I have narrowed it down to removing Fuse 7 under the dash. Are there any other suggestions as to where to go from here?
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Fuse 7 in the Junction Block is basically the supply for the Parking Lamps.

Have you changed anything as far as Lighting?

Any of the parking lamps not working correctly front or rear?
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I had a taillight full of water with a bad socket. I bead blasted the lamp sockets. Then I replaced socket was for the turn signal bulb because after bead blasting the lamp was still not coming on all the time. I also put waterproof grease in all the lamp sockets. I then tried to reseal the taillight assembly at that point however I have not looked at it recently for water. I also at one point removed all the interior lights because I found them on once during the day when i had not been in the car.
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I do not see any water in the housings. Could the headlight switch have anything to do with it?
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I would start unplugging individual components on the circuit and see where you lose the draw. At that point you should be able to narrow it to one or two circuits or components.
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I have unplugged the Headlamp switch from the dash. I have unplugged the tail lamp assemblies and the front marker lights. Does anyone have schematics on what else is on this fuse so I'm not overlooking anything?
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I have unplugged the Headlamp switch from the dash. I have unplugged the tail lamp assemblies and the front marker lights. Does anyone have schematics on what else is on this fuse so I'm not overlooking anything?
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It appears the instrument cluster is also effected by this fuse.

Could this be a BCM issue?
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How about the Multi-Function switch? The one for the High/Low beam switching? Try disconnecting that. That has been known to cause issues for lighting.
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This Is what I did, I installed a Automotive Relay that comes on with the Key. I then ran Fuse 7 through that relay. Now when the car is off the items controlled by fuse 7 are also turned off. So far I have had three days in a row worth now dead battery. I do not recommend this for others but so far it has worked for me. This car gets used very little, So little that it only has roughly 60 thousand miles on it. Unforgettably I think the car sitting as much as it does is far worse for it then good.

Thank you so much for all your help.
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