RexSeven
RexSeven UberDork
12/17/15 1:17 p.m.

I've got the Alfa 164 running again after a starter replacement and having the CV axles greased and new boots installed. I am now dealing with an electrical draw of some kind that is draining the battery at an alarming rate and need to track it down. Anyone here use one of these adapters before?

http://www.amazon.com/ESI-303B-Fuse-Buddy-Adapter/dp/B000TQ15E0

Any GRM tips for finding what may be causing the draw? I haven't seen any disconnected ground wires yet. I did find the glove box light was stuck on for some reason and pulled the bulb, but that didn't help.

NickD
NickD Reader
12/17/15 1:34 p.m.

Attach multimeter between the ground cable and ground post in the Amps position. The remove a fuse one at a time. If the draw stays the same, put that fuse back in and move on. If you remove a fuse and the draw drops, then check everything on that circuit

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
12/17/15 1:36 p.m.

Patience. Lots of it.

Hook a charger to your battery, and take off one terminal (ground) and interrupt it with a DVM set up to measure current.

Then remove fuses one at a time....

One or more will change the nominal current draw.

BTW, have you disabled the alarm system? I had to do that with our '94, and it required the key to turn off. It's in the trunk.

ShawneeCreek
ShawneeCreek New Reader
12/17/15 1:37 p.m.

Pull all the fuses. Check current at the battery. Add 1 fuse back in. Check current at battery. Repeat until current jumps.

Alternatively, pull one fuse at a time until current draw decreases. Keep in mind it might be more than one circuit causing the problem.

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