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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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found battery current drain issue need help

I have a current drain that kills my battery over ~3 day period if I don't charge the battery on my 2001 Impala LS.

I put an ammeter on & started pulling fuses & relays in the underhood electrical boxes. I found that when the RTIP #3 60A fuse in the 'Bottom' CTR box is removed, the current drain goes away.

Would someone help me identifiy where to go next? What is connected to this fuse?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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well....I kept digging & found out that when I pull the 15amp fuse for the radio, the current drain goes away. This is the factory radio with CD & tape player. I figure I'll rig up a new power switch from the fuse block so I can turn it on when the car is running & stop all power to the radio when the car is off.
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