1992 Chrysler Le Baron dead battery after 4 days sitting

Tiny
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  • 1992 CHRYSLER LE BARON
Electrical problem
1992 Chrysler Le Baron 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive 39000 miles

Battery goes dead after 4 days sitting. New alternator did not help, which rules out bad diode. All electrical things work. Test light between negative battery post and disconnected groud cable glows brightly until interior lamps fuse under dash is pulled. With this fuse out battery stays up.
Trouble code (ignition switch turned off/on three times) reads 337. Mechanic using
Alldata Online finds no such code. Does anyone know what code 337 means?
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Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 AT 12:24 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

First I would recheck Codes.

To call up codes, cycle ignition switch on, off, on, off and on within 5 seconds. Stored codes will be indicated by flashes of the power loss/check engine lamp. The codes will be indicated as two digit numbers, with a four second pause between codes. An example of a code is as follows:

" Power Loss/Check Engine Lamp illuminated for approximately 2 to 3 seconds as a bulb check, then turns off.
" Lamp flashes 2 times, pauses, then flashes 6 times.
" Lamp pauses for approximately 4 seconds.
" Lamp flashes 3 times, pauses, then flashes 1 time.
This would indicate that code 26 and 31 are stored. The lamp will continue to flash until all stored codes have been displayed.

Once the lamp starts flashing the stored fault codes, it cannot be stopped. If a code is missed, the entire procedure must be repeated. The lamp will not indicate if oxygen feedback system is switching lean-rich or if idle motor system is operational. The lamp also cannot be used to perform actuation test mode, sensor test mode or engine running test mode.

After all fault codes have been displayed, then power loss/check engine lamp can be used to verify switch function. The lamp will turn on and off as the switch is turned on and off.

Ok, Now then does the interior light work? If not may be shorted causing the continues draw on battery.

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 AT 12:42 PM
Tiny
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Check for too many papers stuffed in the glove box. It can bend the lamp bracket causing it to not turn off. That bulb draws about 1/3 amp which will kill the battery in a couple of days.

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Sunday, January 17th, 2010 AT 7:17 AM

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