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    Fuses in Engine bay ???

    Im currently having a problem with my car battery draining after 4-5 days ive tested my alternator and all is fine there. Now moved on to current drain. Its showing 125mA with everything off, but i worked through the fuses and found nothing untill i pulled a fuse from in the engine bay its the rear 60amp fuse and the drain drops to around 16mA but i cant find out anywhere what this fuse feeds any help would be great.

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    Welcome mate

    If i've looked at the same fuse you have mentioned (the very rear 60a one by closest to the bulkhead) this is the power to the ignition switch. With the ignition off and the keys out it shouldn't draw any current
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    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply, yes its the rear 60a fuse near the bulkhead. Im testing the drain by removing the neutral on the battery with my multimeter inline. I noticed that when this 60a fuse is pulled my radio, electric windows and rear heated window dont work but everything else seems too and the car starts.

    Dont really know where to go from here to narrow the fault down more.

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    Are there 2 possible slots behind this 60amp fuse your removing?
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    No this is the very back slot. The last 3 slots closet to the bulkhead all have 60a fuses in.

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    Ok maybe my diagrams are wrong or i'm looking at the wrong year

    Forgetting that do you have a aftermarket stereo? Have you tried to remove the radio fuse inside, then the heated rear window and finally the electric window fuse to see if one of those items changes the current drain

    How olds your battery also, yes the drains a little high but it could just be showing a weakness in your battery
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    he guys i am having exactly the same problem and i have an after market radio but whilst doing the battery check i diconnected my radio and nothing happend to the drain current !! my car takes 40 hours before the battery is dead!! i dnt know what to do but i know its those fuses as when i take them out its fine !! is it a vauxhall jobby??

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    Rather than do the fuses outside try each one inside and see when the current drain goes then look to see what that fuse covers
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