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post #13 of (permalink) Old 29th April 2007
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Hi Champion - I'm no auto-spark but I think your drain of 77miliiamps is too much - I think it should be in the order of 15 milliamps. Check all outlets are not in use (especially check if a mobile phone charger has been left connected). I had similar problem with an Astra I owned and after many hours of hunting I found the radio was faulty and was drawing excess current. It is also a possibility the battery has gone duff and would need to be load tested to check it out. How I was able to trace the fault was disconnecting the positive terminal of the battery and connecting my meter between the battery and the positive lead and then withdrawing each fuse in turn until I was able to determine which circuit was drawing the excess load. Hope this helps.
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