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2000 Mercury sable wagon, .51 amp draw

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2000 Mercury sable wagon, .51 amp draw
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Mercury
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1/29/2016
Mercury Mechanic: Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
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Have you removed fuses to see when draw goes away?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Fuse #16
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Where did u go?
Mercury Mechanic: Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

I will be just a minute.

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Mercury Mechanic: Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Fuse 16 is for the air bag system. Have you had any repairs recently?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No, my manual says flasher, gem, ICP, RCC memory and cluster
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
16, inside panel
Mercury Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Mercury Technician replied 2 years ago
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So you remove fuse 16 and the draw drops to an acceptable level below 60 milliamps 0.060 amps?

Was the door closed when you removed this fuse?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
What is fuse #16, inside panel, to u? I had to look up a manual online in curious if it's correct
Mercury Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Mercury Technician replied 2 years ago

Thanks for answering both of those questions.

What we need to do is remove things on this circuit by unplugging them then retest with the fuse in place to see if the draw remains or is gone. If gone then plug each back in one by one till the draw returns. Can you unplug the:

remote climate control module

instrument cluster

multifunction switch

integrated control panel

I left the GEM module plugged up since its the most likely culprit in this circuit. So I expect the draw to remain meaning a new GEM is needed.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Unplugged each one and replaced GEM module, from a junkyard, no change
Mercury Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Mercury Technician replied 2 years ago

So with every single thing on the circuit unplugged the draw remained?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Unplugging gem module doesn't change it, unplugging the middle connector on front of fuse panel does make the draw go awa
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
with everything unplugged, no change
Mercury Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Mercury Technician replied 2 years ago

Thanks, ***** ***** means its a wire or fuse box issue. We now need to remove fuse box connector A, remove pin 15 white/red wire, reconnect the connect and test. If the draw is gone then it is the wiring. If the draw remains then its the fuse box bad. See the link below.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/270A.pdf

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Replaced fuse panel also
Mercury Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Mercury Technician replied 2 years ago

Is there anything else you have done to prevent me from providing the diag steps for things you have already done?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I'm pretty sure that's it, if it's the wire, what do I do to fix it?
Mercury Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Mercury Technician replied 2 years ago

Unplug the connector I sent earlier, and everything on the circuit. Then OHM test this wire to ground. There should not be continuity but based on the steps you have taken it will show continuity. Can you confirm this prior to me moving forward on going into the wire harness.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No, I can tomorrow, when I go back to work, if there's continuity there's a problem, so rewire?
Mercury Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Mercury Technician replied 2 years ago

Tomorrow will be fine. Continuity means there is a problem, no continuity means all prior tests need to be redone.

Rewire some or all of the circuit would be needed if the wire is shorted to ground.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I will message u tomorrow, thank u
Mercury Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Mercury Technician replied 2 years ago

Sounds good, I log on at 3pm, its 10pm here now for reference.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Same
Mercury Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Mercury Technician replied 2 years ago

Super

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