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    Battery Drain - Mk3 - 97/98

    Battery fine. Alternator charging fine. Battery went flat in 5 days of idle.

    Ammeter from disconnected Negative terminal to body shows a current of 0.35Amps. I take it that this is too low for a stuck bulb or a blown diode in the Alternator?

    Before I go through the tedious task of pulling each fuse out technique and waiting for 10mins, can someone be able to please guess at the fault from the leage current value of 0.35Amps ?

    I understand that every time a fuse is pulled the control systems come in to life even if ignition is off. Am I right ? I have heard that on ignition switch off all lighting circuits are turned off by the controller after 10mins. Is this correct?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    theres a few people on the forum who have had the same problem but on newer cars, hmm... i cant rember what they said but they should post up what the problem was ... good luck

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    I have now traced the problem only by random tinkering.

    It was the glove compartment door light switch.

    I would like some information please. When ignition is off glove compartment bulb does not lightup. But this stuck switch still allows 0.3Amps to be drawn at no load. I can understand the door key being alive, but glove compartment? How?

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