Alright, crickets! Awesome! Haha.
Unplugging and plugging back in the damper and motor did nothing, not that it wasn't the issue, but still losing power. Bought my own multi meter so I could use it whenever I needed it and not be tied up to borrowing someone else's so i take as much time as I need. Although with the wrangler now down with a smoked starter, I need to get one the keeps up and running pronto!
Here's my new theory. My rear windshield wiper has always been a PITA. Every time i use it, it will never cycle properly, doing like 20 additional wipes after shutting down. And when it does this, it returned to its seated position and then wipes so it keeps banging while doing the 20 extra wipes. We've been going to Moab a lot lately and I have been trying to keep her clean when we get back, so I've obviously been washing her, and we all know that seal in the rear is crap. So I am thinking water got back there and might be causing a short. So I'm going to start there and pull the plug to the motor and see if I can get the amps to drop from the 100-200milliamps I am seeing while the computer is sleeping, to back down to the less than 100 milliamps I saw when I pulled m13.
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