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    Default phantom current draw 1995 525

    So my battery gives up the ghost after two or three days. Fully charged it today, 14.04 v when running but with the engine off I put a 12v light bulb in between the negative cable and the battery and it glows brightly. Old school test but A good one. Any ideas where to begin?

    Thanks


    John

    PS battery was load tested last week, passed with flying colors

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    Although tedious you can pull fuses 1 at a time to see who is drawing all the power with the test light and positive terminal under the hood. Or if your a contortionist put the test light between the neg like you were doing and pull fuses 1 at a time til the test light dims. Would be much easier with help and faster too.
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