Re: '06 Escape XLT Key Off Current Drain
Well I dug into this further. I found a chunk of the 250mA drain current (5X the max spec. limit) was flowing into one of the fuse circuits.
Fuse F7 (related to radio and a few other things) was about 80mA of the 250mA. So I pulled the radio and unplugged it thinking that would be a chunk of the drain. No change. So then I pulled the instrument panel. There it was an 80mA drop. Down to 160mA drain still 3X the max but quite a bit less than what I had.
The puzzling thing here is the instrument panel alone is drawing more than the 50mA total budget. That said the remaining current is still well over spec.
So I am starting to think the instrument panel is fine but it is being exercised by the system controller in the SJB which is causing it to draw more current. That might explain why the SJB is drawing more current as well. The mystery question is why doesn’t the SJB go to sleep and minimize power drain. There must be some stimulus causing it to stay awake and consuming power. I am a a loss as to what it could be. Doors were all closed, no key in the ignition, more than 60 minutes since the car was running, ……