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Hello my name is Scott
How quickly does the battery go dead?
Was the rear wiper disconnected?Or what was done to fix the wiper?
We replace the shaft pivot in the glass ,if not it will not park correctly and drain the battery. I would disconnect the rear wiper connector, then see if the battery goes dead, if not, replace the glass pivot. We have done a ton of these.
Should not be over ,050 milliamps. The vehicle must sit with door opening or key cycles for 45 minutes to time out modules. If the door is opened another 45 minutes.
Without opening or key cycles.
21 inside vehicle or under hood
Hang on, let me do some looking, we rarely see any other drain problems with these vehicles, let me take a look at fuse 21, I don't want her mad at me either.
Here is a TSB for your vehicle, use this to help pinpoint the drain, fuse 21 is for the instrument cluster and interior lighting.
Here is a wiring diagram.
I suspect either a interior light is on, or the instrument cluster will not go to sleep.
If you check the instrument cluster back lighting, is the module completely dark after 30 minutes?
I would check the back lighting first before disassembly of the dash.
Here is cluster removal.
You can do what you want, but the testing is not accurate since the connectors at the bottom have way more circuits in them and run the risk of error during diagnosis by disconnecting too many circuits..
What was disconnected? And you haven't waited 30 minutes to see if the modules time out and the drain goes away.
Ok I see, I am going to opt out and have another expert take a crack at this one, good luck with the repairs.
Someone should be with you shortly, thanks Scott
Sorry to hear this, normally someone will pick this question up as it takes priority, don't respond to this it keeps locking me to the question further delaying your answer, thanks Scott
Hello, i can try to help, i have read over your previous posts, what setting is your meter on? the readings need to end up under .050Ma. the best thing to do is not unplug random items in the car, its to pull once fuse at a time util the draw drops down to spec and then i can tell you what is on the circuit to the fuse you pulled. if you dont want to give me a chance i understand you seem frustrated already and i apologize, we are here to help. Let me know if you wish to proceed. Lou
Hello , ok first. To trick the vehicle you open all the doors and then use a screwdriver to latch the door catches. The door ajar switches are internal to the door latches and tailgate latch. Also open the hood and then you will have access to all the fuse boxes. Lock the car and wait about 30-45 minutes for the voltage to stabilize before removing the negative terminal to check the draw. Now you must use the meter clamped to the negative cable and the battery post as you disconnect them so the alarm does not go off or the lights come on so that way it does not blow your meter fuse. Now can you upload a picture of your meter setup to me ? I want to make sure you are in the proper settings.