1985 Toyota pickup draws

Asked by Jul 27, 2017 at 06:02 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just got my 1985 Toyota pickup. 5 speed 4x4 with a 22r. I
noticed the clock and cigarette lighter are always on. I
didn't drive it for about 2 weeks and it wouldn't start. I got
a new battery, checked a couple fuses and replaced the
80 amp and a 15 under the dash. The aftermarket stereo
turned on after that for a couple days and stayed on with
the clock and cigarette lighter. I suspect it caused too
much draw since the battery was dead the next morning.
The stereo deck shut off again after I jumped it and asking
as I drive it regularly it's all good. Any ideas?

1 Answer


I think the radio is hooked up wrong , the clock and lighter are HAT (hot at all times ) along with headlights/horn/brake lights , a car sitting for 2 weeks without running would normally drain the batt. google parasitic drain

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