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Battery Drain, Caused by Radio

So the Ex has the factory 6 disc in dash unit in it. I have always had a battery drain problem with it since I've owned it (a week of sitting would cause the batteries to go low enough that it wouldn't start), good news was it was driven all the time so that wasn't much of a problem.

So today, I pulled fuses. I was at a constant .35amp draw, nothing made a difference until I got to the radio fuse, and I only know its the radio fuse because when I put it back in the radio powered up and cycled the disc changer . Anyways, with the fuse out, it registered a .02ish amp draw, which is acceptable. So sure enough, its the radio.

So do I condem the head unit? Or do I need to look at the wiring to and from the steering wheel (steering wheel controls) and the back radio adjustments on the center console?

Radio works fine, AM is kinda of crappy...

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