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I have a 2005 mazda tribute and found draw when key is out

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I have a 2005 mazda tribute and found draw when key is out and off at fuses 19 and 21 in engine bay once pulled draw disappears.
JA: Is the key stripped or worn?
Customer: no not really
JA: Are you fixing your Tribute yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes i just changed the battery and notice a arch when removing the terminal then i checked for draw
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: not really
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  Cary York replied 2 months ago.

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What are you using to test for a ignition off draw?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Volt meter selected to amps
Expert:  Cary York replied 2 months ago.

So you have to remove both 19 and 21 fuses to get rid of draw?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  Cary York replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.

These 2 fuses power fuses under the dash. Install fuses 19 and 21 and then do the amp draw test removing these fuses shown in the diagrams below to let me know which circuit is causing the draw.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/Fuse19.png

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/fuse21.png

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Thanks Moose.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I do not know how to read a wiring diagram not sure what number is ***** fuse
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Under the dash which fuses do I remove also no description on fuse panel except numbers.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

Fuses 4,6,7,9 are the ones in the diagram.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Awesome thank you I'll try
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

Super

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Fuse 7 shows of .9 amps
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

So with all fuses back in place except fuse 7 the draw on the battery is less than 80 mA / 0.08 amps?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It's about 20ma
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

Thanks

Fuse 7 powers the data link connector, instrument cluster, radio, mirrors. You need to unplug those, install fuse 7 and then start plugging these things back in one by one till the draw goes up and over the allowed draw limit.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Something that is weird is that after I finish with amp meter I hook back up my negative terminal and the head light flash is that normal
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

Yes that can happen. As long as they stop and or go off once starting and then to do not flash or remain on with the key off, then all is okay there

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
What is acceptable for amp draw?
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

Draw on the battery less than 80 mA / 0.08 amps

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

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Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Still working on removing all components to test
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

Keep in touch as needed.

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