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2008 Taurus X power drain

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Trexster
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2008 Taurus X power drain

Post by Trexster » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:59 am

I have an amperage dran when battery is disconnected at 2.3 amps. When I remove fuse 28, 38, and 41 under dash, the drain drops to 0.95. This is both independently or all three together...this circuit is for the radio. Downloaded wiring diagrams from BBBind.com and found the circuit includes the Accessory Delay Relay (ADR).

The only visual indicator is when the any door opens, the factory installed 6 cd changer will cycle through then go out. If the ADR was stuck in the Closed position, this should be the drain...I am not a car guy but know somethings about electronics
Thanks for any assistance provided
Trexster


chcknugget
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Vehicle: 2008 Taurus X

Re: 2008 Taurus X power drain

Post by chcknugget » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:05 pm

Did you solve the drainage problem? My radio resets every time a door is opened after the vehicle is off. I'm thinking it is the accessory delay circuit that you mentioned.

The Bone
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Re: 2008 Taurus X power drain

Post by The Bone » Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:53 am

It's amazing how you think that your car sleeps but it never seems to. I have a 07 GT500 and have to keep a battery tender on it all the time. If you dont drive them every 2 weeks it will kill a battery. If you have done this to your battery more than a couple times than it may be time for a new battery.

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