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Intermittent draw

I have an intermittent draw. I have pulled every fuse and relay and it still is drawing .070-.075 ma, sometimes. It seems like it takes 2,3,4 or even 5 times of "waking the system back up" to get it to draw. When its not drawing a large amount it is normal drawing at .018-.020. I unhooked the alternator also. Any ideas or what might be hot all the time that would be causing it to draw? And is there any relays im missing besides the ones in both fuse boxes and the two beside the batteries? Thanks in advance for any help.

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any ideas??

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Just remember you have fused circuits and unfused circuits. Always on, key on, and start run circuits so just doing the pull fuses trick doesn't always work.


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Your readings look way low compared to the normal "sleeping" draw for a 6.0. I think the spec is about 0.1 or 0.2 amps. Re-check your draw measurement, your number look impossibly low.

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yea thats what i meant sorry bout the confusion. it reads .7-.75 amps sometimes then sometimes it will read the correct amount at .18-.20 amps.

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Sometimes it can take 5 minutes to go all the way to sleep. If you still have a draw, my first supect would be any aftermarket accessories. Mine was the radio turning itself back on. Simple fix was to remove the faceplate to keep it from drawing (I should have been doing this anyway for security.

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