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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old May 27th, 04, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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I currently installed a painless wiring kit for my 1967 Camaro. After doing so my brand new optima battery will only last 1 day after a full charge. After testing current draw from batery to system it was very high, I removed all fuses in panel then tried again still had alot of draw . Where could the problem be I cant figure it out everything is of and battery is still draining. I need Help. Thanks
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old May 28th, 04, 12:33 AM
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I would look for shorts in the DC charging circuit from the Alternator or the main DC power bus? If the fuseblock is truly isolated without fuses, then there is only a few places to look.

I don't know what kind of alterator you are using but lift the wires from the alternator first then recheck. Then lift off the starter...recheck. Then isolate the ignition switch...they have been known to go south.

Remember that the headlamp switch feed is NOT fused either. The source comes from the DC bus and could be shorted somehow. I would think that this is shorted thru some device or accessory because a direct short would produce a hot wire and smoke, so some impedance is in the circuit. My guess is the alternator.

Steve "Jack'stands" Jack

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