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Unread 02-07-2014, 03:39 PM   #1
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2003 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Blackwater, Qld
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Radio Drain issue

Hi all,

My 03 tj has been suffering from a dead battery when left for a few days.

I put an ammeter in series with the power system and found that the oem stereo was drawing 0.5 amps when the keys were out.. Removed the fuse and it went down to 20 mA.

The problem only seems to happen when the ignition is fully locked, ie the key turned anti clockwise fully. If I go clockwise one click, the radio doesn't seem to drain power.

Is this a problem with my ignition switch, should I just put up with it?


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