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So everyone that drives a 2000 Excursion has a "Theft" light flashing in their truck when it is parked?? That doesnt sound right?? The 0.8amp draw was determined by the AAA battery service guy that came out to my truck last night... He ran a bunch of tests using his computerized equipment, and one of the tests was to determine the trucks battery draw at rest - with the hood down and everything else turned off. What is the typical Excursion battery amp draw at rest??
Roger - the guy didnt seem to know too much.... Anyway - getting back to my orig question - how can I disconnect the Theft light?? This truck can sit for a month between uses, and then I have problems starting truck.... Are you saying that the Theft light is a 0.050 milliamps draw? I would think that this flashing light is contributing to my battery problem, and I would like to disconnect it.... I did read the following online
"The "theft" light can be disabled by unplugging the green or red connector on the PATS module which is located above and to the right of the accelerator pedal assembly"
Does this sound right, and would it work?? If so, is this a wire that can just be pulled??
The total draw for the entire truck is .050 milliamps, the theft light should be drawing about .0002 amps, well under spec. if the flashing light was your draw then every for vehicle built since 1996 would have a dead battery, seriously all pats systems have a flashing theft light with the vehicle off. Your just seeing and electrical ouput in action and assuming thats the draw, its not, something else is drawing down the battery, Was the battery load tested? What it the age of the battery? try removing fuse #2 5amp fuse from the central junction box. (inside fuse box) this will delete the power from the lamp only, by unpluging a connector from the module you will be affecting more than just the light. If removing the fuse allows the light to go out and the truck to start I would recommend leaving the fuse out and letting the truck for the normal amount of days to see if the battery goes dead again.