Mechanics

BATTERY DRAIN

2002 Ford Explorer

Electrical problem
2002 Ford Explorer V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 125000 miles

Something is draining the power in my battery. I have checked the interior lights, headlights, cigarette lighter, glove compartment light, and under the hood but can't find the culprit. Battery and alternator are good. Any suggestions?
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Danny White
November 12, 2008.




If you have a test light, you can take the negative battery cable off, attach 1 end of light to the battery and 1 end to the cable, if it lights up bright you for sure have a drain. With light attached start pulling fuses 1 at a time and see if light goes out. If it does at least you have found the circuit that is causing the problem, make sure you check and see what all is controlled by that fuse. Also make sure all doors are shut and hood light bulb is out. Hope this helps
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Tbeauwhite
Nov 15, 2008.
Sweet. This is the answer to my problem. Heading out to pull fuses now.
(I guess you can also use an amp meter?)

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Heyscuba
Dec 6, 2010.

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