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    Would there not be a live feed to the switch (has to be)? Perhaps if the antenna motor is the draw, that is where the issue is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by friskyfrankie View Post
    Would there not be a live feed to the switch (has to be)? Perhaps if the antenna motor is the draw, that is where the issue is.
    I suppose it's possible. This is the antenna motor that came in the car when I bought it, at the time it was unplugged and the fuse was removed. I replaced the fuse and plugged it in to find it did not work. So I replaced it with a NOS one I found online and that one quit about a month ago. I was able to get the original going by lubricating it. The morning after I installed it the battery was dead. Then all was fine for about 3 weeks, a week ago the battery went dead again, and then it went dead over the last two nights.

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    I'd start by examining the wiring up to the switch.
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    The early power antennas had limit switches in them to turn it off once it gets to end of travel so it *shouldn't* run the batt down but no guarantees. If that switch were leaking current it might act up, and if its not the original style then all bets are off. There is also a special control relay, or at least my 84 has one. If that had some problem it might create draw. See if the relay is warm.

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    You may have a bad dash switch.

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    It only does it with the motor that originally came in the car, or at least the one that was in it when I bought it. Never had a problem with the NOS one I got on eBay until it quit operating.

    The motor on the eBay unit runs but the antenna doesnít extend or retract, it gave up about a month ago. The one that came in the car wasnít working when I bought it but I was able to get it going. I charged and tested the battery yesterday at work. I wonít have time to mess with anything until this evening.

    Iím starting to wonder if itís even related to the antenna. My Ď88 MGM had a constant battery draw pop up at one point, I put a disconnect on it and a few months later it was fine. I drove it two more years without ever having the issue again. Never did figure that one out.
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    Guess if you previously had a parasitic draw that sort of puts a "monkey wrench" into the diagnosis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by friskyfrankie View Post
    Guess if you previously had a parasitic draw that sort of puts a "monkey wrench" into the diagnosis.
    The previous draw was with a different vehicle nearly 10 years ago. But it was an intermittent issue. The issue with the Mark VI didn't appear until I put the original antenna motor back in. But when I bought the car that motor was unplugged and the fuse removed. I have had the draw with the eBay replacement. Just once I put the original back in.

    This car gets driven a couple times a week in nice weather. Putting a battery disconnect on it isn't a huge issue.

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    Sorry - got my "wires crossed" on what car the issue was with.
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