Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: N.C. USA
Vehicle: 2002 slk320 sport
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2002 SLK320; Searching for a parasitic battery drain.
I know this topic has been covered many times on this site, but I have a slight twist that I haven't been able to find the answer to on my own using the search.
The battery is fully charged. everything is off, the key is out, the doors are closed and unlocked, the anti theft is off.
I have removed the negative battery cable, and installed my multimeter. After everything "wakes up" (about 7 mins.) the meter settles out around 80 to 85 mAmps. I start to pull the fuses one at a time, from the under hood fuse panel, and then from the dash panel. Nothing changes, its still sitting at 80-85m Amps. Questions:
Have I done this right?
What else do I need to check?
I was told the draw should be under 60 mAmps, is that correct?
Can anybody direct me to a thread that has already addressed this issue?
Any help would be apreciated. Thanks.