September 24, 2018, 09:04:19 AM

Author Topic: Why would disconnecting the ignition drain my battery?  (Read 83 times)

Offline jwvand02

Why would disconnecting the ignition drain my battery?
« on: September 13, 2018, 01:49:20 PM »
Hi all,

I'm currently working on a steering project in my FC and have the entire column disconnected and pulled, including the ignition. My battery is draining at a rapid rate, I initially measured 10A across both the retractor and head circuits in the under hood fusebox.

I pulled those fuses so it's not really a big deal to solve, but it seems extremely likely to me that for some reason having the ignition disconnected has caused both of these dash switches (which have a tie in with the ignition state) to cause a short to ground. For my own curiosity, could anyone explain to me why that is?