Finally getting around to tackling a drain that kills my battery if I don't drive my 2004 Rubi for more than four days. I'm not gifted with electronics but here's what I've done and where I'm stuck.
- Disconnected negative cable from battery.
- Connected a test light between negative cable and negative terminal on battery which gave me a bright light.
- Started pulling fuses from the the power distribution box until no light.
- When fuse #26 labeled Accessory #2 is removed no more light. (well kind of, if I wait for a few seconds, then reconnect test light, the light goes on dimly for about a second then stops.)
I thought fuse #26 controlled the interior lights and mirror. Nothing stays on and all works well.
What am I missing?
By the way, I have disconnected all accessories I added to rule them out. I just replaced my yellow top because the last one drained one too many times. Also have a new alternator but the problem was there prior to replacing it.
I'm not sure what's worse at this point. The drain or replacing the header gasket which I'm also in the middle of doing. Really,who designed a part with bolts that difficult to reach!