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Old 03-24-2011, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by petegrk View Post
What alternator wire is near the fuse box?
I don't remember exactly but I think it was the alternator regulator wire. I know it was a yellow wire. It was on the bottom of the bundle of wires and was rubbing where they turn to go towards the headlights.

It got bad enough that when the 30amp fuse blew, I could not replace it because barely setting the fuse in the holder would pop it instantly. I ran a 12 gauge stranded wire until I took the harness out to fix it (1 week max).
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2006+ Taillights ~ Blinker Mod ~ SilverStar 6k Headlights ~ Dumped exhaust

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Old 03-25-2011, 05:18 PM
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Default Re: Something is killing my battery

Well folks, bad news. I spent two days searching and then the short disappeared! Current flow is now about 5-10 mA so that's probably the current to keep the radio clock correct. I wiggled lots and lots of wires and don't know where the short is, but I bet it comes back. Does anybody have an easy way to observer that it has come back without having to pop the hood?

Thanks for all the suggestions.
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