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Old 03-07-2008, 11:44 AM   #1
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Question constant battery drain on a 90'..

hi everybody, im new to this forum, but have owned a 90' yj for about 9 years. its been weekend or monthly driver now for about 5 years.
recently i found it had a dead battery. the battery was tested and replaced. within 2 days the new battery was dead also.

i noticed that when i took the key out of the ignition, the light for my 'fasten safety belts' on the dash was still on, even without the key in it. im not sure where i should start looking, as i've never had/seen an issue where idiot lights stay on after the key is removed.
could this be some type of short? could a 'constant' wire have melted? is there something within my ignition thats not registering it to be off?

any help would be greatly appreciated, as im not sure where to start.

thanks in advance
mike

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Old 03-07-2008, 12:18 PM   #2
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Welcome to the WF. Hope this helps.

http://www.wikihow.com/Find-a-Parasitic-Battery-Drain


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Old 03-07-2008, 02:45 PM   #3
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Now that ought to be a "sticky".
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Old 03-08-2008, 05:38 PM   #4
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hey guys, thanks for the input. i tested the milliamps as stated in the link. it read 17mA's constantly. i pulled all the fuses (under the dash) and nothing changed.

ive messed around with everything a bit and i think i found that the culprit could be the 'buzzer module' thats located at the bottom of the fuse box. i noticed when i removed the 15 amp fuse for the ignition, eveything was normal, however then i couldn't start it.
i removed this black module and this also cured the problem, and the jeep starts fine.

has anyone had any experience or instances where that buzzer module could go bad and actually cause a constant draw?? ive opened it up and nothing looks burnt of black.

ill keep my fingers crossed and try to replace this module.

thank you for your input

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look for a connector on your seat belt buckle, try unplugging it and see if the draw goes away. shot in the dark
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