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Parasitic Drain


Old 08-09-2015, 07:00 PM
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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7 Hemi D (all stock parts)

Well I have been dealing with a parasitic drain going on 2 yrs now (i know i know). First battery was a 5 yr battery..if i did not start it every other day it was dead. Finally after a year and a half the time between requiring a start was shorter and shorter, then battery was completely dead. Picked up a new battery and same thing..48 hrs. however this battery is less than 6th months old and and now the start time is 4hrs so at this point driving the truck really isnt an option. I sucked it up and picked up a multi meter.

Charged the battery up to 12.4 volts (i could actually see the voltage dropping while on the meter)

Hooked up the multi meter in series. Reading 540 mA. started pulling fuses. Pulled fuse 11 and it drops to 2mA. GREAT I FOUND IT!!

checked the manual.

Its my IOD, CCN,Radio fuse. Im a little fuzzy on what the IOD actually is and how I could fix it, same with CCN. I know if i pull it when the trucks running that i lose my mileage readout (get a no fuse message) and my radio.

Any ideas how I go about fixing this?

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Old 08-09-2015, 10:27 PM
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Check this tsb 08-016-06 ISO fuse not seated correctly. You can check your local dealer. They may take care of it free.
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