diagnosing a phantom power drain on an automobile
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- disconnect negative battery cable.
- connect multimeter between battery and cable.
- read amp draw... 15-20
millivolts milliamps is on the high end.
- unplug fuses one at a time, until the problem circuit is identified.
... some lip smacking, and vocal fry.
Corrected 2017-05-27 - Editor
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Comment #1 posted on 2017-05-27T15:54:59Z by brian
Those show notes have a pretty good typo... It should read milliamps, not millivolts... Sorry.
Comment #2 posted on 2017-05-29T07:46:01Z by Jonas
I did not know that.
Great info. I didn't realize you could troubleshoot using such a small measurement. My truck is getting older and may need this info eventually. Thanks for the show!