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ddm



Joined: 17 Apr 2016
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:01 pm    Post subject: Help question Reply with quote

Help please,
So, my 69 Ghia appears to discharge the battery after sitting for only a week. I do have the RetroSound radio. Is there anything else that may be constantly drawing on the battery when parked? When I turn off the car, the power appears off on the radio such as no light on the panel. I bought a new battery and still am having issues.I did recently replace the ground strap with a new one. Could the ground strap be bad?
Thanks, Debbie
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ONEBADBUG



Joined: 25 Oct 2003
Posts: 417
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost certainly the radio, they draw power to keep their memory. It should takes months, though. Clock is another option.
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JohnnyIdaho



Joined: 20 Jun 2010
Posts: 9
Location: Post Falls, ID

PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use the fuses to track down the draw, with the key out. The problem circuit will make tiny sparks as you are pulling the fuse, and replacing it.
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