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Old 11-09-2015, 03:23 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I have a 2000 Olds Silhouette van that has a battery drain. Turns out the drain stops if I pull the Radio Fuse. When I do this, it also disables the keyless entry/alarm. Also, when I start the vehicle the Change Oil light will always come on for about a minute then go off.

Any tricks to troubleshoot what the issue really is? Radio, alarm, keyless entry?

I need to get this vehicle in for a smog test and afraid they may not do it if the Change Oil light comes on.

Thanks for any assistance you may provide.

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Disconnect the electrical supply from each component on the circuit one at a time until the drain goes away. For example, pull the electrical connector off the back of the radio.
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