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-Brad-, Dodge Dealership Tech
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Experience:  16 Yrs Chrysler/Dodge Technician. ASE Master Certified(L-1)
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My iod is drawing 6 amps, yes. when I pull the iod fuse the

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my iod is drawing 6 amps
JA: Have you checked all the fuses? Do you have a wiring diagram?
Customer: yes. when I pull the iod fuse the draw stops
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 1998 ram 1500 5.9 liter 8 cyl
JA: Are you fixing your Ram 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have my amp meter in series to locate the source of the battery drainage. alternator good battery new. and the iod fuse stops the drain
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: i think that is all
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  -Brad- replied 8 months ago.

Good evening and welcome to JustAnswer!!

My name is ***** ***** I have worked for a Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep dealership for 19 years and I will do my best to help.

If your IOD is drawing 6 amps then that is excessive IOD(.050 Milliamps) is spec. The IOD supplies 12v to the dome lights, radio, glove box light.. Can you see if the glovebox light is staying on when your testing IOD? It's a common issue we see.. Let me know and if it's not it I will get a wiring diagram so you can start disconnecting the rest to find what is staying on..

Talk soon,


Expert:  -Brad- replied 8 months ago.

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