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Trying To Track Down Battery Drain - Test Results Included


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June 2, 2014
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City, State
Waterville, Maine
Year, Model & Trim Level
2003 Explorer EB V8
Hey All,

I'm currently chasing down a battery drain on my 2000 Sport.

It was driven daily until June. After parking it I noticed the battery would drain pretty quickly. It wasn't an issue when I was driving it daily. But now, even after charging the battery it seems to completely drain in 24 to 48 hours.

I've narrowed it down to the circuit for fuse 25 or 26. Does anyone know of anything on either circuit that would cause this? I'm not even sure where to start looking.

Fuse 25: Generic Electronic Module (GEM), Instrument Cluster, Securi-Lock
Fuse 26: Battery Saver Relay, Electronic Shift Relay, Interior Lamp Relay, Electronic Shift Control Module

I also noticed each time I insert fuse 26 I can hear a relay click under the dash. Not sure if that's related.

Below are images of my baseline draw and then with each fuse pulled

Here's my baseline


Fuse 25 pulled:


Fuse 26 Pulled: