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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-16-2002, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Electrical problem Please Read.

I realize that a 1969 Dodge Monaco/Polara is not a 4x4, but I don't know where else to ask these questions. I know that one of you guys has experianced a similar problem.--Here goes--

Car runs well with the exception that there is a constant draw on the battery.(according to the ampmeter). Even with the key in the off position, the battery will drain overnight.

The first thing that I did was to remove all the fuses.--Still had drain.

Replaced external voltage regulater- Still had drain.

Changed generator to alternator.--No change in drain.

Checked as much of the wireing for shorts and burned wires as possible-- all looks good.
Pulled dash apart and didn't see anything wrong.
Disconnected old ampmeter and hooked up new aftermarket ampmeter and could not get power to the starter relay.
Re-installed old ampmeter and car would start again.

How do I locate the draw?
I have disconnected every wire that I can find to disconnect and am still showing the draw.

What to do???----Helllllp Please.
Thanks a lot
Dale
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-16-2002, 07:20 PM
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Re: Electrical problem Please Read.

well first thing i would do is disconect the battery and make sure its good and will hold the charge to begin with. second it will be time consuming but take a test light with the car off and test all the wires to see wich ones have curent flowing through them then make the ones that have the curent flowing and see if they are supost to or not. and all so see if one might be laying against the body and might be grounding out and causing the battery to run low. hope i could be of some help
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