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Door lock actuators I believe are a parasitic drain on

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Door lock actuators I believe are a parasitic drain on battery. need to know what leads to test for current drain to determine which is faulty

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Mazda Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 1 month ago
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Btw, its one with the advanced keyless entry, which I think is what the manuals call the one with the alarm option...
Mazda Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 1 month ago

I attached a bullet proof procedure for you to follow to fix this.

Please understand that I don't know your skill level or tools
you have to assist us. Also understand that I can't see, smell,
hear, or touch the vehicle either, so your patience is
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
nope, not at all helpful. I've already identified which fuse the drain is on. I'm here for specific help with the question I asked.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
2009 Mazda6.
Mazda Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 1 month ago

It's not a lead that you would be checking, it's the component that isn't cycling off, such as the door lock actuator etc. Unplug everything that is on that circuit until you see the draw go away, then you found the problem. It appears you haven't read this attachment in its' entirety.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I have replaced the rear door lock actuators to address the alarm going off in the past (did it myself). I have not done the front doors yet. I am here asking to know which leads to test on the door lock actuator connector to identify a current leak while plugged in. I don't have more than that to go on and I was hoping you had access to the repair tech docs to identify which leads do what. If you don't have that, but you do have the detailed electrical schematics for the "body" fuse connections, that at least would be helpful as I have not found it on the web yet. 2009 Mazda 6
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Sorry but that isn't helpful either, because if I unplug it, the cpu of the car will simply turn on all the lights in the interior b/c it treats it as an open door scenario. Hence my original question...
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
btw, I did actually scroll to the bottom of that generic current drain check pdf. Odd that it told you I had not.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Wow. I've never been rebuffed like that.I guess this service is not able to help with specific models of vehicles, that require access to specific maker documentation?
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