WHAT COULD BE CAUSING MY CONDENSOR TO BE DRAWING POWER WHILE THE CAR IS OFF?

1992 Acura Integra

Tiny

ShinRay

September, 2, 2012 AT 10:54 PM

Condensor is drawing power when car is off killing battery after a few hours. I just bought the car knowing it is killing the battery and normally im pretty good at fixing cars but im not good with electrical yet. I used a test light between the postive post and positive cable as an indicator and pulled fuses till the light turned off. I found that fuse #20 the condensor fan circuit is drawing power while the car is turned off. Is it possible the relay is stuck on and if so where would I find it on this model car?

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ASEMaster6371

September, 2, 2012 AT 10:59 PM

Yes, it is possible but try disconnecting the fans first and see if the draw is still there.

Roy

Tiny

ShinRay

September, 2, 2012 AT 11:34 PM

I will try that as soon as the battery is done charging. Right now I am removing and intalling new ground straps as most of them are just old and worn out. Thanks for the quick reply Roy I will check back in ASAP.

Tiny

ShinRay

September, 3, 2012 AT 1:21 AM

Unhooked the fan still drawing power, pulled the relay power draw stopped, gonna test the relay and if bad will replace n check if power draw is still there.

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

September, 3, 2012 AT 1:26 AM

May not be a bad relay but check it anyway. It could be a control issue for the relay as well.

Roy

Tiny

KHLow2008

September, 3, 2012 AT 2:19 PM

The fan relays are known to stick so I bet replacing it would solve the problem.

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