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Old 05-10-2011, 02:28 PM   #16
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So you have a large, presumably red, cable running from the positive terminal of the batter to the starter solenoid, and from one of those points you have a smaller, again, presumably red, wire running from either the battery or the same lug on the starter that the cable is connected to, to the ignition system. I would disconnect the wire to the ignition system, and check the current draw again. If it is still drawing current, I would suspect the insulation on the positive battery cable or the solenoid, but if the current draw is eliminated, I would suspect something on the ignition or accessory side, starting with the ignition switch.

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5 Amps is a lot of current when everything should be off. I'd do like DexterII said for now.
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Thanks guys. I'll give it a try this weekend, or sooner if I get a chance.

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