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Ranger parasitic draw draining battery. Seems to have a 12

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Ranger parasitic draw draining battery. Seems to have a 12 volt draw with key off. Pulled all fuses no change ?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  John Vieira replied 11 months ago.

Disconnect the alternator. Are you comfortable with testing using a volt Ohm Meter. Also, make sure there is no dirt, dust or moisture on top of the battery.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.

Disconnected alternator draw was still over 12 volts. will be continuing in am. And yes about meter.

Expert:  John Vieira replied 11 months ago.

Can you please check the amps draw not the voltage. Basically, I need it in a mili amps reading. Thanks. I am going to be at work today at the Ford dealership, but you can call me if you want, my cell is(###) ###-#### ***** John

Customer: replied 11 months ago.

Hey john using a snap on multimeter I have roughly 2.50 ma constantly changing from about 1.97 to 2.56.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.

Gonna run thru fuse pull again just to make sure I didn't miss one.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.

Hey john forgot to take key out of ignition. That's when it was changing. with key out I have 1.61 ma draw.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.

i missed one lol it was cold outside. Got it in the shop now. If I pull fuse number 25 on the inside fuse box it drops to .05 ma. I don't have an owners Manuel. Fuse 25 inside box ?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.

All data shows gem mod instrument cluster. ?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.

Unplug gem drops to .05 ma.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.

John u available ? Called also ! Hollar when u get a min.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  John Vieira replied 11 months ago.

Called you just now 7:30 pm my time, sorry I missed your call this morning. Let's connect soon.(###) ###-####/p>

Customer: replied 11 months ago.

john is this some kind of new format where I can't get the solution without a phone call or extra charge ? Been on just answer for years never encountered a no answer without extra service ?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.

If I unplug in harness from gem draw is gone. If I plug in in harness and unplug out harness draw is gone. Seems to me like I need cluster ? You there ?

Expert:  John Vieira replied 10 months ago.

I am here. Good Morning. Are you available to talk, I won't charge you extra for the phone call because we never connected anyway the first time. I will call now.