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Old 08-02-2013, 08:48 PM
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Parasitic Draw

Hey everyone. New here to the forums. I have a 2003 F-250 Super Duty w/ the Lariat Package. I have an issue with a parasitic draw that I'm having trouble tracking down. On the way to tracing it down I've replaced an alternator with a faulty diode, and finally got around to fixing my dimmer switch. After I fixed that, I noticed that my door buttons were lit even though the key was out and the door was opened to kill the power. So I decided to try to roll down the window. Low and behold, the windows go up and down even after I kill the power, and the door buttons remain lit. I think this is where my draw is coming from, but I have no idea where to start with tracing this thing. If someone could give me a starting point, maybe a relay or something that would be great. I've already checked the fuses and they are good. Thanks.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:02 PM
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Anyone? I pulled my GEM and that looks to be ok. No corrosion, no burnt spots.
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any luck?? I'm having the same problem with an 05 XL with no power options. I've noticed my radio stays powered with key off. It will completely kill the battery even without playing music, the clock never goes dim even without the key in.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:26 PM
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Well I ended up tracing my to a faulty Accessory Delay Relay. You have two options for fixing it.

1) Punch it and pray it works. This is what I did for mine and it's all better now.

2) Get a new one.
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