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Old 31 Mar 2012, 04:11 pm
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Default Civic draining battery from backup lights

I have a 2006 Honda Civic that is running the battery down over night. I have traced it to the backup light circuit. It has a .25 amp draw through it with the vehicle off, in park, and the key out. It is powered by fuse #23 10 amp underneath the hood. Backup lights work normally and go out when out of reverse. Are there any relays in the circuit and where? I don't have wiring diagrams but checked the ones on Autozone and it appears the gear selector switch grounds the circuit to turn them on. But the circuit shouldn't have any power with the key off?
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Old 01 Apr 2012, 02:26 pm
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Default Re: Civic draining battery from backup lights

Well, I went back and phsically checked the backup lights and I have a right side when in reverse, no left. Anyway, I pulled the fuse to the backup lights and the battery stayed up and started today. It has a load on the circuit somewhere but not shorted to ground which would blow the 10 amp fuse.
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Old 02 Apr 2012, 06:44 pm
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Default Re: Civic draining battery from backup lights

Also noticed the radio doesn't work now that I pulled that fuse. I had a radio in a GM one time that would pull a lot of juice when it was off and on memory. I sure wish Honda would mark their circuits clearly.
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