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Unread 05-19-2008, 07:36 PM   #1
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1996 Grand Cherokee battery drain

Hello everyone,

I got a new battery for my car but noticed that it is slowly being drained. I noticed that the car was having a difficult starting after not being started for 2 weeks. I followed some of the advice of some of the threads here. I took a light tester and disconnected the negative terminal from the post. The tester lit. So I started taking the fuse out from the fuse box one at a time. It turned out that the 50A was draining the battery. Every time I put in the the 50A into the fuse box, the test light lights up. My question here is what do I do now?

Thanks for whatever help will be given.

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Unread 05-19-2008, 07:38 PM   #2
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The battery will drain over two weeks, I'm pretty sure that's normal, especially if you have a limited with an Alarm.
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Unread 05-19-2008, 10:13 PM   #3
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Hello everyone,

I got a new battery for my car but noticed that it is slowly being drained. I noticed that the car was having a difficult starting after not being started for 2 weeks. I followed some of the advice of some of the threads here. I took a light tester and disconnected the negative terminal from the post. The tester lit. So I started taking the fuse out from the fuse box one at a time. It turned out that the 50A was draining the battery. Every time I put in the the 50A into the fuse box, the test light lights up. My question here is what do I do now?

Thanks for whatever help will be given.

Any chance you have a volt meter? With the car off there sould be about a 50 mili amp draw. Having the hood open with the light on could be enough of a current to cause a light tester to light up.
What is the 50 amp fuse for?
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Unread 05-20-2008, 12:04 AM   #4
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What is the 50a for?

This is just one TSB on the subject. http://home.sc.rr.com/janet/TSB/08-09-96.htm


Here's another one. http://home.sc.rr.com/janet/TSB/08-16-96.htm
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