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vampiric battery draw

Ok, carryover from my other thread. Literally BRAND new alternator and BRAND new batteries.

FINALLY got a hold of a decent multimeter that can measure DC amps.

Put it between the terminal and cable and set multimeter to 10A.

It was 0.28 and it should be 0.075 or less.

Started pulling fuses one by one.

Finally on underhood fuse #20, it dropped by 0.15
Fuse #21 dropped it by .05

I left both fuses removed and tested it again.

Final reading = 0.06

Now the fun part... What do these fuses do and does anyone have any idea what the problem is?
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Sorry, but there should be a online user manual that will give you that information. Or find a manual.

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Sorry, but there should be a online user manual that will give you that information. Or find a manual.
Like the one in the glovebox.

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fuse #20 battery draw - HELP!

Every time I park my truck I have to pull underhood fuse #20. When the fuse is in, it draws amps starting around 0.1 and eventually going up to 0.3. This is with the ignition/engine off.

What does this fuse control? So far, all I can notice is the cab light and the transmission speed sensor.

I tried disconnecting everything I could think of including the radio, headlights, cig lighter, glovebox light, etc.

I replaced the glowplug relay just in case. Alt and both batteries are brand new (the draw killed them).

I am really at my wit's end. I need to know where else I can try checking to see if the amps drop if I disconnect other items to determine the culprit. Please help.

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According to a couple diagrams I looked at fuse #20 controls all kinds of stuff I would keep pulling fuses to narrow it down further and then get back. You should be able to isolate it down to an individual circuit to help troubleshooting.


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Could you point me in the direction of what else fuse 20 controls?

I literally pulled every fuse in the whole truck.

Fuse #20 was the only one with a vampiric battery draw.
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Now we are getting somewhere:

I want to test the DTR solenoid as it appears to be a likely culprit. The question is, where is the solenoid located? Anyone have a part number so I can order a new one if need be?
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According to all data. Fuse #20 protects circuit breaker #12 and fuse #16. Those circuits include: cigar lighter, Data Link Connector, Power Door Lock, Power Lumbar, Anti-theft & Keyless entry


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