Electrical draw on battery

Tiny
96IMPSS
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  • 1996 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 194,000 MILES
Battery drains it w/in 4-5 days if not sooner. I noticed that when the car is off and the key isn't in the ignition the windows still operate. Could this be a bad Accessory Switch?
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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 AT 7:55 AM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Dandy observation. Your ignition switch is mounted on the top or right side of the steering column under the dash. It is not uncommon for the mounting bolts to work loose, then the switch slides a little. In fact, the switch's mounting holes are slotted to allow for some adjustment.

Work the key/lock cylinder a little to see if you can reach a spot where the power windows no longer work. That will be proof the ignition switch is out of adjustment.

This photo shows what the ignition switch looks like. It doesn't show the elongated holes I expected to see. If you can't adjust the switch, it is likely excessive wear has taken place in it or the lock cylinder.
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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 AT 4:47 PM

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