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bio website blog.richardhartness.com
location Charlotte, NC
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seen Nov 25 '13 at 13:20

I am a software architect, living in Charlotte, NC.


Jun
25
comment How many amps should my car be pulling while it is turned off?
R..: I disconnected the negative terminal and measured the draw with a meter from the line to the battery. A couple days later, I started pulling fuses and measure the current from the fuse box. I found a line (for the power mirrors/interior lights at my feet) that was pulling about .63 amps. Since I don't need floor lights and my mirrors rarely need to move, I just pulled the fuse until I can take the car into the shop. So far this has helped.
Jun
25
comment How many amps should my car be pulling while it is turned off?
Rory Alsop: I used an Amp/Voltage meter. I work in engineering and I was assisted by an electrical engineer. Or should I really say... I was assisting an electrical engineer who was helping me solve this problem.
Jun
19
comment How many amps should my car be pulling while it is turned off?
No, there is nothing like that. I'm thinking it could be a bad relay that's stuck in an open state. However, before I start pulling fuses and testing the amps I thought I'd verify whether .8 amps was high or not.