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Old 02-04-2013, 07:26 PM   #1
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I have a 1999 Yukon Denali 4x4 V8. I just purchased it used obviously and after buying it I took it to a mechanic to make sure it was sound. well it has been 3 days and now all of a sudden the battery dies because when I take my key outta the ignition the radio and the windows still have power to them. I am clueless as to what may be the cause of this. Can someone please give me some information on this or steer me into the right direction?
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It seems the RAP(retained power accessory) is staying on when it should be shutting off when you open the door. I wonder if the RAP has its own fuse you could pull temporarily to see if it stops the battery drain.
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So, couldn't you just turn the radio off? The windows shouldn't cause any draining. If it continues, I'd check the alternater diode for your draining problem. $0.02.
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99 is old body style, no RAP. probably the Ign switch. there is a plug under the dash has all the ign stuff on it by the steering maybe you can unplug it and see if the stuff goes off
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Thanks for the responses....seems like the previous owner had some sort of device wired into the fuse box. the device had a fuse in it which is spliced into the big Silver 30A fuse for the power windows. a temp fix I found is I just removed the fuse and the radio turns off and the windows wont work when the fuse is out but my battery isn't dead. I called autozone to see if they had the silver 30A fuses in which they do not. anyone have a idea where I can get them?
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is this what you are talking about? its called a circuit breaker or thermal circuit breaker and the parts stores should have them

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